If thou art sleeping Maiden (Alfred Plumpton)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-28)  CPDL #77691:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 499 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: If thou art sleeping Maiden
Composer: Alfred Plumpton
Lyricist: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1870 Weippert & Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

If thou art sleeping, maiden,
Awake, and open thy door.
’Tis the break of day, and we must away,
O’er meadow, and mount, and moor.

Wait not to find thy slippers,
But come with thy naked feet:
We shall have to pass through the dewy grass,
And waters wide and fleet.

from the Portuguese by Gil Vicente (c.1465-c.1536)