Once more I hail Thee, WoO 152, No.3 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-25)  CPDL #60291:         
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2020-08-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 170 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: (3rd page is an appended part for vln & vc.)

General Information

Title: Once more I hail Thee
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Lyricist: Robert Burns

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble (piano trio)

First published:
Description: WoO 152, № 3 Voice, Violin, Violoncello, Piano

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Original text and translations

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Once more I hail thee, thou gloomy December!
Thy visage so dark, and thy hurricane's roar;
Sad was the parting thou mak'st me remember;
My parting with Nancy, ah! ne'er to meet more!

Fond lovers parting is sweet painful pleasure,
Whn hope mildly beams on the soft parting hour;
But the dire feeling, O farewell for ever,
Is anguish unmingled, and agony pure.

Wild as the winter now tearing the forest,
Until the last leaf of the summer is flown,
Such is the tempest has shaken my bosom,
Since hope is departed and comfort is gone.

Still as I hail thee, thou gloomy December,
My anguish awakes at they visage so hoar;
Sad was the parting thou mak'st me rembember,
My parting with Nancy, ah! ne'er to meet more!