“Me Too!” (James R. Murray)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-21)  CPDL #77468:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 344 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: “Me Too!”
Composer: James R. Murray
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1869 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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O, childish love that could not bear
To have thy name forgot,
O, childish heart that longed to share
With all thy common lot;
Such cry should ne’er be heard in vain,
So earnest and so true,
Alike in that sweet household chain,
She claimed her right, “Me too!”

But not alone in childhood’s years,
The heart gives out that cry,
’Tis heard amid the agony
Of life’s deep misery;
The lonely heart athirst for love,
Will cry as children do,
And lift, all other tones above,
Its passionate, “Me too!”

Framed by the hand we live and die,
Before one throne we kneel,
The longings of humanity
Send up one deep appeal;
Our natures tendrils intertwine,
Fed by one common dew,
None seek in solitude to pine,
Each heart throb says, “Me too!”

O, may we all together stand,
Firm as brave spirits should;
Joined heart to heart and hand to hand
In holy brotherhood;
And casting off the ice of pride,
Wear warm hearts brave and true,
Nor from the weakest turn aside,
Who faintly cries, “Me too!”