The Two Flowers (Frederic Woodman Root)

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  • (Posted 2003-05-26)  CPDL #05141:        (Finale 2003)
Editor: Christian Steiner (submitted 2003-05-26).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Two Flowers, The
Composer: Frederic Woodman Root

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1.'Neath a vine
Which does twine
By our door, a flower was found,
Modest fair,
Standing there,
Off'ring its perfume.
By our door,
One flower more
Shed a blessing all around:
Little Sue,
Loving, true,
In her early bloom.
To the flower she gently said,
Tears her blue eyes filling,
"Don't you fear the stormy blast,
And the frost so chilling,
Sweet flower?" Sweet flower,
Sweet flower, Come!
"Come and rest
On my breast,
Pure and lovely flow'ret, come!
Safe from ill,
You shall dwell in my happy home;
Come home,
Flow'ret dear,
Come home,
Flow'ret, Come!"

2. Now 'tis o'er!
By our door, T
hat sweet voice no more is heard;
Ah! what gloom
Fills the home,
Since our angel's flight.
Like the flower,
In an hour
Called away by gentlest word;
She is gone!
And we mourn
For her presence bright.
For the gentle shepherd said,
"Cold the world and dreary,
Flowers so fair cannot endure,
Soon do they grow weary,
Sweet flower!" Sweet flower,
Sweet flower, Come!
"Come, rest, lovely flow'ret!
Safe from ill,
You shall dwell in my happy home; come home,
Flow'ret dear, come home,
Flow'ret, Come!"