The poor soul sat sighing (John Christmas Beckwith)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-25)   CPDL #47699:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The poor soul sat sighing
Composer: John Christmas Beckwith
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The poor soul sat sighing near a sycamore tree.
Sing O the green willow,
Her hand in her bosom, her head on her knee.
Sing O the green willow, the green willow tree!

The cold streams ran by her, her eyes wept apace,
The salt tears fell from her, and drowned her face.
Farewell youth, falsehearted plaints end with my breath.
Sing O the green willow,
her hand in her bosom, her head on her knee.
Sing O the green willow, the green willow tree!

German.png German translation

Die Arme, wie seufzend am Ahorn saß sie!
Singt alle von grünender Weide!
Die Hand auf dem Busen,
das Haupt auf dem Knie,
singt: Weide! Weide! Weide!

Frisch murmelte der Bach in ihr Ächzen hinein.
Die salzige Träne besänftigte den Stein.
Ade, Jugend,
die falsche Wehklage verstummt mit meinem letzten Atemzug.
Die Hand auf dem Busen, das Haupt auf dem Knie,
singt: Weide! Weide! Weide!