Daylight is fading (Henry David Leslie)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-01)  CPDL #54659:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Daylight is fading
Composer: Henry David Leslie
Lyricist: J.S.L.create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1871 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 134

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Original text and translations

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Daylight is fading,
Fast from the lea,
Evening is shading
Earth, air and sea;
Luna's bright daughters
Sparkling above,
Play in the waters,
Wake, dearest love.

Why art thou sleeping,
Why slumber on?
Moments are creeping,
I am alone.
Soft zephyrs playing
Thro' the green grove,
Seem to be saying
Wake, dearest love.

Say, dost thou hear me?
Bless me the while;
Hasten to cheer me
With thy sweet smile.
Patiently trying
Constant to prove,
List to my sighing,
Wake dearest love.