The shepherd's farewell (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #77982:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 303 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-10-13)  CPDL #55596:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The shepherd's farewell
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: Etheldred Mary Smart

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

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 8, no. 239

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Original text and translations

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1  The hills in morning's light are glowing,
The lambs are bleating in the fold,
My love, my lamb, I must be going,
Oh! might I thee once more behold!

2  In vain thy curtained window eyeing,
I watch my rising sun to see,
No glance, no voice to mine replying,
She sleeps, perchance she dreams of me.