by Isa Craig (1831 - 1903)

Language: English 
Tell me maiden -- maiden dear!
  Tell me what is love?
In thy brown eyes shining clear:
On thy lips, O maiden dear,
  Can I see it move?

It is two hearts, two hearts true,
  Two hearts with one beat:
Two souls shining, sighing through
Lips and eyes of morning dew,
With one wish between the two,
  And that wish to meet.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by A. J. H. , "Song", published 1876-1898 [voice and piano], from Ten songs, no. 8, London : Novello, Ewer; reprinted in Women composers: from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998 [
     text not verified 

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2009-10-22
Line count: 11
Word count: 61