My love beyond the sea (Frank H. Simms)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #77947:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 421 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2020-04-27)  CPDL #58239:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-04-27).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: My love beyond the sea
Composer: Frank H. Simms
Lyricist: Paul Mathews

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1883 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 16, no. 465

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Original text and translations

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1  In Spring I wander down the lanes,
Beneath the budding trees,
And listen, as the songbirds' notes
Come thrilling down the breeze;
The sounds so sweet that reach mine ear,
Those carolled notes so free,
Recall my soul's dear absent love,
My love beyond the sea.

2  In Summer, by the flowing stream,
With golden ripples crossed,
I lie, and moments muse away,
In contemplation lost.
Forgetting all the scene around,
My place should rather be
Beside my soul's dear absent love,
My love beyond the sea.

3  In Winter, by the glowing hearth,
I sit and dream again,
And still my constant thoughts will rove
Across the stormy main;
The burden of their prayer is yet,
"Come back, my love, to me,
Return, my soul's dear absent love,
My love beyond the sea."