Song of the leaves (Arthur Pearson)

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  • (Posted 2024-03-07)  CPDL #79419:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-03-07).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 585 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Song of the leaves
Composer: Arthur Pearson
Lyricist: Margaret Scott Haycraft
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
    2nd published: 1911 American Book Company

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Original text and translations

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Lightly we sway, brightly we play,
All in the golden time;
Sunshine around us beaming,
Woods in their fullness gleaming,
Tho’ the wind sigh, whispering by,
Joy we in summer’s prime.
Twine we our garlands light,
Crowning the trees o’er vale and height,
Lifting our hands on high,
Till our rest be high.

Gently blow, gently blow,
Leaves of summer, blow,
Gently, tenderly whisper,
Leaves of summer, whisper low.