A Fairy town (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2008-05-01)  CPDL #16763:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-05-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A Fairy Town

Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Mary E. Coleridge

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1909

Description: English Lyrics Set 9 No. 2

  1. Three Aspects
  2. A Fairy town
  3. The Witches' Wood
  4. Whether I live
  5. Armida's Garden
  6. The maiden
  7. There

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Original text and translations

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While the sun was going down,
There arose a fairy town.
Not the town I saw by day,
Cheerless, joyless, dull and gray,
But a far, fantastic place,
Builded with ethereal grace,
Shimmering in a tender mist
That the slanting rays had kissed
Ere they left their latest fire
Touch with gold each slender spire.
There no men and women be;
Mermen, maidens of the sea,
Combing out their tangled locks,
Sit and sing amound the rocks.
As their ruddy harps they sound
With the seaweed twisted round,
In the shining sand below
See the city downward go!