Memory, hither come (Jennifer Bastable)

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Editor: Jennifer Bastable (submitted 2024-03-27).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 362 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Memory, hither come
Composer: Jennifer Bastable
Lyricist: William Blake
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, and Solo Soprano
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A setting of William Blake's poem, for soprano or mezzo-soprano soloist with accompanying four-part choir.

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Original text and translations

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Memory, hither come,
And tune your merry notes;
And, while upon the wind,
Your music floats,
I'll pore upon the stream,
Where sighing lovers dream,
And fish for fancies as they pass
Within the watery glass.

I'll drink of the clear stream,
And hear the linnet's song;
And there I'll lie and dream
The day along:
And, when night comes, I'll go
To places fit for woe,
Walking along the darken'd valley,
With silent Melancholy.