Oh, promise me (Reginald de Koven)

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Editor: Christopher Hapka (submitted 2008-07-17).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 189 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Oh, promise me
Composer: Reginald de Koven
Lyricist: Clement Scott

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1889
/90 Description: Aria in the comic opera "Robin Hood"

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Original text and translations

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Oh promise me that some day you and I
will take our love together to some sky,
Where we can be alone and faith renew,
and find the hollows where the flowers grew,
those first sweet violets of early spring
Which come in whispers, thrill us both, and sing
of love unspeakable that is to be;
Oh promise me, Oh promise me!

Oh promise me that you will take my hand,
the most unworthy in this lonely land,
and let me sit beside you, in your eyes
Seeing the vision of our paradise,
Hearing God’s message while the organ rolls,
its mighty music to our very souls,
no love less perfect than a life with thee;
Oh promise me, oh promise me!