Listen to the Mockingbird (Septimus Winner)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78340:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 448 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Listen to the Mockingbird
Composer: Septimus Winner
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1889 Harper & Bros.
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Original text and translations

English.png English text

I’m dreaming now of Hallie,
sweet Hallie, sweet Hallie,
I’m dreaming now of Hallie,
For the thought of her is one that never dies;
She’s sleeping in the valley,
the valley, the valley,
She’s sleeping in the valley,
And the mocking bird is singing where she lies.

Listen to the mocking bird, listen to the mocking bird,
The mocking bird still singing o’er her grave;
Listen to the mocking bird, listen to the mocking bird,
Still singing where the weeping willows wave.

Ah! well I yet remember,
remember, remember,
Ah! well I yet remember,
When we gathered in the cotton side by side;
’Twas in the mild September,
September, September,
’Twas in the mild September,
And the mocking bird was singing far and wide.

When the charms of spring awaken,
awaken, awaken,
When the charms of spring awaken,
And the mocking bird is singing on the bough;
I feel like one forsaken,
forsaken, forsaken,
I feel like one forsaken,
Since my Hallie is no longer with me now.

Alice Hawthorne (Sep. Winner)