Encinctured with a twine of leaves (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-11-19). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 214 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Encinctured with a twine of leaves
Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Lyricist: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Number of voices: 3vv Voicing: SSA
Genre: Secular, Partsong
First published: 1908 Novello's Octavo edition of Trios etc. for Female Voices no.382
Original text and translations
Encinctured with a twine of leaves
That leafy twine his only dress!
A lovely Boy was plucking fruits
By moonlight, in a wilderness.
The moon was bright, the air was free
And fruits and flowers together grew
On many a shrub and many a tree:
And all put on a gentle hue
Hanging in the shadowy air
Like a picture rich and rare
It was a climate where, they say
The night is more beloved than day
But who that beauteous Boy beguiled,
That beauteous boy to linger here?
Alone, by night, a little child
In place so silеnt and so wild -
Has he no friend, no loving mother nеar?