I wandered lonely as a cloud (Alexandra Uitdenbogerd)

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  • (Posted 2009-06-28)  CPDL #19697:   
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2009-06-28).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please notify composer of performances: Email

General Information

Title: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Composer: Alexandra Uitdenbogerd
Lyricist: William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, and solo Alto
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 2009

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Original text and translations

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The Daffodils
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed – and gazed – but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.