The wild bird seeks the mountain rill (George J. Webb)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-20)  CPDL #79202:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 310 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The wild bird seeks the mountain rill
Composer: George J. Webb
Lyricist: Sarah Stickney Ellis , attr.
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1843 J. H. Wilkins and R. B. Carter

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Original text and translations

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The wild bird seeks the mountain rill
When summer leaves are gone;
Though ruder streams that course may fill,
The self-same voice is murmuring still:
But I am all alone,
But I am all alone.

It was not thus—not thus with me,
Till summer friends were gone;
It was not thus,– it could not be,
But winter comes—and misery,—
And now I’m all alone,
And now I’m all alone!