The Willow Song (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-29)  CPDL #65941:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2021-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Willow Song
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1913
Description: 

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree,
Sing all a green willow:
Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee,
Sing willow, willow, willow:
The fresh streams ran by her, and murmur'd her moans;
Sing willow, willow, willow;
Her salt tears fell from her, and soften'd the stones;
Sing willow, willow, willow;
Sing all a green willow must be my garland.
                - from Othello

Original text and translations may be found at The willow song.