The days are all such heavy days When I am far from thee - I wonder how the bird can sing, Or search the blue [with]1 joyous wing Or love his liberty When I am far from thee. O Love, could I but take the hours That once I spent with thee, And coin them all in minted gold, What should I purchase that would hold Their worth in joy to me? Ah, Love - another hour with thee!
1 Vanderpool, alternate source: "on"
- by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse Scollard (1869 - 1948), "Values", written 1918, Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin, first published 1918 [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 Frederick W. Vanderpool , "Values", subtitle: "Another hour with thee", published 1918 [ voice and piano ], New York: M. Witmark & Sons [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
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