Sings the nightingale to the rose: Without thy love I die! Sweetheart, regard my cry! Sings the fountain, as it flows: O lily, comfort give, sweetheart, for thee I live! O sweetheart, sweetheart, sweetheart dear, I love thee and I wait thee here. Sings the cyclamen to the bee: In love alone is rest; sweetheart, come to my breast! Sings the moon on high to the sea: I shine for thee alone, sweetheart, I am thine own! O sweetheart, sweetheart, sweetheart dear, I love thee and I wait thee here.
- by Arlo Bates (1850 - 1918), appears in Told in the Gate, first published 1892 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by George Whitefield Chadwick (1854 - 1931), "Sings the nightingale to the rose", from Lyrics from "Told in the Gate", no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler
This text was added to the website: 2020-04-20
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Word count: 90