Lost in the Snow (Albert Junos Holden)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-27)  CPDL #76758:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 501 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lost in the Snow
Composer: Albert Junos Holden
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1887 Geo. Molineux

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

“My son, ’tis late, the woods are dark;
Oh, go not forth to roam;
Thy sister thou wilt never find;
Remain with me at home!
The forest gloom is damp and cold,
The winds are bleak and wild;
’Tis late to rove the woods alone,
Oh, stay with me, my child!”

“Oh, Mother, Mother, let me go!
Weeping is all in vain;
My sister I shall surely find,
And bring her home again.
Till she be found, there is no rest,
No comfort here for me;
The snow and wind I’ll boldly face,
And soon return to thee.”

The mother wept, while forth he went,
Across the dreary moor;
The storm departed, morn return’d;
But he return’d no more!
The snow dissolv’d, the winds repos’d,
The sun unclouded shone;
The buds and blossoms came, but, ah!
The mother wept alone!

Swedish Winter Song, translated