Maiden, listen (Carl Ferdinand Adam)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-01). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 185 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.98
Original text and translations
1 Maiden, listen to the lute's soft music,
Gently floating on the ev'ning breeze;
Lovely Luna's silver light is shining,
Through the quiv'ring verdure of the trees.
2 Guardian angels tending her in slumber,
Ye shall make love's image in her dreams.
Rise, and hasten thither, airy visions,
Haste, or ere the rosy morning beams.
3 Should she ask you who had sent you to her,
Softly whisp'ring, name her faithful swain,
Give the kiss which love to you entrusted,
Straight her kisses bringing me again.