On Himalay (Granville Bantock)
- (Posted 2020-10-20) CPDL #60965:
- Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2020-10-20). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 106 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1908
Description: Originally published by Novello in 1908, Number 1062
Original text and translations
Far away on Himalay,
I would not be a king enough
Of woe it is to love;
The path to power is steep and rough,
And tempests reign above.
I would not climb the imperial throne;
’Tis built on ice which fortune’s sun
Thaws in the height of noon.
Then farewell, king, yet were I one,
Care would not come so soon.
Would he and I were far away
Keeping flocks on Himalay!