The nightingale (Thomas Bateson)
- (Posted 2012-03-05) CPDL #25698:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-05). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 62 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In original key. Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.
Original text and translations
The nightingale, so soon as April bringeth
Unto her rested sense a perfect waking,
While late bare earth, proud of new clothing, springeth,
Sings out her woes, a thorn her song-book making;
And mournfully bewailing,
Her throat in tunes expresseth:
What grief her breast oppresseth.