If thou art sleeping (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-25)  CPDL #76649:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-25).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 373 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-09-07)  CPDL #55283:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-07).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: If thou art sleeping
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1873 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 199

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Original text and translations

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1  If thou art sleeping, maiden,
Awake and open thy door:
'Tis the break of day, and we must away,
O'er meadow and mount and moor.
'Tis break of day, we must away
Awake, awake, awake!

2  Wait not to find thy slippers,
But come with thy naked feet:
We shall have to pass through the dewy grass,
And waters wide and fleet.
'Tis break of day, we must away
Awake, awake, awake!