A night in May (Alfred Jethro Silver)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-06).   Score information: Letter, 20 pages, 928 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A night in May
Composer: Alfred Jethro Silver
Lyricist: Gertrude Knox Williscreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1911 J. Fischer & Bro.
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Original text and translations

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Come, come now with me,
Fair waiteth the night
While the sweet breath of the roses
Fills all the lingering air.
Gay, bright dancing beams
Send far o’er the waves
All the glory of moonlight
And call to us “Oh, come with me.”
Gleaming white
In the night
Are the boughs of the hawthorn tree,
While is heard
Many a bird
With a song of the rest soon to be;
Flowers fair
Sleeping there
Waft fragrance to us in their dreams;
All nature in gladness
Bids us to joy this night.
The pale young moon
Crowns all the night,
Sheds over all silver light,
Come now with me
Fair waits the night,
This night of May.
The pale young moon
Crowns all the night,
Sheds over all silver light.
Come now with me
Fair waits the night,
This night of May.
The pale young moon is laughing there
Wrapt in silv’ry light
To see her stars
Like dew-crown’d stars
In azure garden grow.
The night steals on and wondrous fair
All the heart of May
Is luring us on in her beauty,
Ah, haste away.