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==Original text and translations==
 
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{{Vs|1}} I shot an arrow into the air,
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It fell to earth, I knew not where;
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For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
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Could not follow it in its flight.
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{{Vs|2}} I breathed a song into the air,
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It fell to earth, I knew not where;
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For who has sight so keen and strong,
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That it can follow the flight of song?
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{{Vs|3}} Long, long afterward, in an oak
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I found the arrow, still unbroke;
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And the song, from beginning to end,
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I found again in the heart of a friend.}}
  
 
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General Information

Title: The arrow and the song
Composer: Walter Cecil Hay
Lyricist: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB

Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 16, no. 457

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Original text and translations

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1  I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

2  I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

3  Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.