Encinctured with a twine of leaves (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-19)  CPDL #66756:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-11-19).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 214 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Encinctured with a twine of leaves
Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Lyricist: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1908 Novello's Octavo edition of Trios etc. for Female Voices no.382

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Original text and translations

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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?