In dreams (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
- Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-08). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 314 kB Copyright: Public Domain
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Title: In Dreams
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lyricist: Robert Louis Stevenson
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Baritone solo
Genre: Secular, Art song
First published: 1907
Description: "In Dreams" is Number 5 in the set of nine songs called "Songs of Travel".
Original text and translations
In dreams unhappy, I behold you stand
The unremember’d tokens in your hand
Avail no more.
No more the morning glow, no more the grace,
Cold beats the light of time upon your face
And shows your tears.
He came and went. Perchance you wept awhile
And then forgot.
Ah me! But he that left you with a smile
Forgets you not.
Lyrics: Robert Louis Stevenson - (1850-1894) - from "Songs of Travel".