Now the dancing sunbeams play On the green and glassy sea, Come, and I will lead the way Where the pearly treasures be. Come with me, and we will go Where the rocks of coral grow. Follow, follow, follow me. Come, behold what treasures lie Far below the rolling waves, Riches, hid from human eye, Dimly shine in ocean's caves. Ebbing tides bear no delay, Stormy winds are far away. Come with me, and we will go Where the rocks of coral grow. Follow, follow, follow me.
- by Anne Hunter (1742 - 1821) [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 (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "The mermaid's song", Hob. XXVIa no. 25. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le chant de la sirène", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Het lied van de meermin", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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