Ah, for wings to soar (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2005-09-24)  CPDL #09841:  Network.png PDF and MIDI files
Editor: Adriano Secco (submitted 2005-09-24).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ah, for wings to soar
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Ah! for wings to soar,
O’er the dark blue sea;
Speeding from this exile shore,
To live and die with thee.

The year seems bright, when hope’s soft star
Shone out its light across our way;
And every hill and vale afar
Was gladdened by its ray.

Ah! for one sweet word
Whispered in mine ear;
Stirring as it oft hath stirred
My heart with memories dear.

The years roll on, and hope one strong grows
faint and weary with delay,
Ah, me! how earnestly I long to thee to fly away!