Dream, Baby Dream (Arthur Baynon)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-20)  CPDL #75561:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 618 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Dream, Baby Dream
Composer: Arthur Baynon
Lyricist: Bryan Procter
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1912 Stainer & Bell

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Original text and translations

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Dream, Baby, dream!
    The stars are glowing.
Hear’st thou the stream?
    ’Tis softly flowing.
All gently glide the Hours:
Above, no tempest lowers:
Below, are fragrant flowers
    In silence growing.

Sleep, Baby, sleep,
    ’Till dawn tomorrow!
Why should’st thou weep,
    Who know’st not sorrow?
Too soon come pains and fears;
Too soon a cause for tears:
So, from thy future years
    No sadness borrow!

Dream, Baby, dream!
    Thine eyelids quiver.
Know’st thou the theme
    Of yon soft river?
It saith “Be calm, Be sure,
Unfailing, gentle, pure;
So shall thy life endure,
    Like mine, for ever!”