Last June I saw your face three times; Three times I touched your hand; Now, as before, May month is o'er, And June is in the land. O many Junes shall come and go, Flow'r-footed o'er the mead; O many Junes for me, to whom Is length of days decreed. There shall be sunlight, scent of rose; Warm mist of summer rain; Only this change -- I shall not look Upon your face again.
- by Amy Levy (1861 - 1889), "June" [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 John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "June", 1975. [soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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Word count: 73