The hemlock tree (John Liptrot Hatton)

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General Information

Title: The hemlock tree
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 189
  2nd published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 7, no. 229

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Original text and translations

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1  O hemlock tree! O hemlock tree!
How faithful are thy branches!
Green not alone in summertime,
But in the winter's frost and rime!
O hemlock tree! O hemlock tree!
How faithful are thy branches!

2  O maiden fair! O maiden fair!
How faithless is thy bosom!
To love me in prosperity,
And leave me in adversity!
O maiden fair! O maiden fair!
fair! O maiden fair! How faithless is thy bosom!
How faithless is thy bosom!

3  The nightingale, the nightingale,
Thou tak’st for thine example!
So long as summer laughs, she sings,
But in the autumn spreads her wings.
The nightingale, The nightingale,
Thou tak'st for thine example!

4  The meadow brook, the meadow brook,
Is mirror of thy falsehood!
It flows so long as falls the rain,
In drought its springs soon dry again.
The meadow brook, The meadow brook,
Is mirror of thy falsehood!