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In the dark pine-wood I would we lay, In deep cool shadow At noon of day. How sweet to lie there, Sweet to kiss, Where the great pine-forest Enaisled is! Thy kiss descending Sweeter were With a soft tumult Of thy hair. O unto the pine-wood At noon of day Come with me now, Sweet love, away.
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- by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), no title, appears in Chamber Music, no. 20, first published 1907 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981), "In the dark pinewood", published 1937. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by Lorne M. Betts (b. 1918), "In the dark pine-wood", 1950 [high voice and piano], from Five Songs (1950) [text not verified]
- by Carlos Botto Vallarino (1923 - 2004), "In the dark pine wood", op. 12 no. 1 (1959-60) [soprano and piano], from Songs of Love and Solitude (Poemas de amor y soledad), no. 1. [text not verified]
- by Matthew Emery (b. 1991), "Sweet love away", from Four Settings of James Joyce, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
- by Ross Lee Finney (1906 - 1997), "In the dark pine-wood", 1952, published 1985, first performed 1975 [voice and piano], from Chamber Music, no. 20, Henmar Press [text not verified]
- by Carl J. Kittleson (b. 1920), "In the dark pine-wood" [soprano, flute, oboe, horn, clarinet, bassoon], from Three Songs for Soprano and Woodwinds [text not verified]
- by Ben Moore (b. 1960), "In the dark pine-wood" [medium-high voice and piano], from 14 Songs, no. 1, G. Schirmer [text not verified]
- by Nick Peros , "In the dark pine-wood" [text verified 1 time]
- by Wayland Rogers , "In the dark pine-wood" [vocal trio for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone] [text not verified]
- by Williametta Spencer (b. 1932), "In the dark pine-wood", published 1972. [satb chorus a cappella] [text not verified]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Line count: 16
Word count: 57
Dans le sombre bois de pins Je voudrais que nous nous reposions Dans l'ombre profonde et fraîche Au milieu du jour. Comme il serait doux de se reposer là, Doux d'embrasser, Où la grande forêt de pins A ses allées ! Ton baiser se posant Serait plus doux Avec un tendre tumulte De tes cheveux. Oh, vers le bois de pins Au milieu du jour Viens avec moi maintenant, Doux amour, viens.
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- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), no title, appears in Chamber Music, no. 20, first published 1907
This text was added to the website: 2009-11-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 72