The swallows (Christian August Pohlenz)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-28). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: The swallows
Composer: Christian August Pohlenz
Original text and translations
Swallows are gayest when evening dews
Fill with sweet odours the air,
Then we go joyously wheeling about
O'er meadows verdant and fair.
Earth seeming drowsy, on high then we soar;
Skies have delights still for swallows in store.
Fluttering merrily o'er the woods,
Light-hearted creatures are we,
Pleasures are present in every shape,
Pleasures for all who are free.
Ere hoary winter approaches with rime,
Swallows are off to a far southern clime.