A Cradle Song (Tim Porter)

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  • (Posted 2007-08-19)  CPDL #14760:  Network.png PDF and MIDI files.
Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2007-08-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A Cradle Song

Composer: Tim Porter
Lyricist: William Butler Yeats

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Written for a christening; a gentle, still little piece.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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The angels are stooping
Above your bed;
They are weary of trooping
With the whimpering dead.
God's laughing in heaven
To see you so good,
The Sailing Seven
Are gay with his mood.
I sigh that kiss you,
For I must own
That I shall miss you
When you have grown.