Oh, when I was in love with you (Jon Corelis)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-18)  CPDL #24506:       
Editor: Jon Corelis (submitted 2011-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Oh, when I was in love with you
Composer: Jon Corelis
Lyricist: A. E. Housman

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Baritone solo
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2011
Description: My musical setting for a well known poem from Housman's A Shropshire Lad. The melody is my arrangement of a traditional Scottish tune which has been used for various lyrics; the best known version is probably the song usually called "Cold and Raw."Written for tenor; cello used here to simulate male voice. As the score indicates, I imagine this being sung very freely, but I couldn't get a natural-sounding rubato effect with the synth sound file. Lyrics below.

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Original text and translations

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Oh, when I was in love with you,
Then I was clean and brave,
And miles around the wonder grew
How well did I behave.
And now the fancy passes by,
And nothing will remain,
And miles around they'll say that I
Am quite myself again.