It's oh! to be a wild wind op.45.4 (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-12)  CPDL #76268:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-12).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 566 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB arrangement by Elgar from his original for male voices.
  • (Posted 2021-12-26)  CPDL #67231:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-12-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: It's oh! to be a wild wind op..45.4
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: William Money Hardinge
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: TTBB or SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1903 The Orpheus no.365
    2nd published: 1922 Novello and Co.
Description: Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology, No. 4

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Original text and translations

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It's oh! to be a wild wind when my lady's in the sun,
She'd just unbind her neckerchief, and take me breathing in.
It's oh! to be a red rose, just a faintly blushing one,
So she'd pull me with her hand and to her snowy breast I'd win.