Low in yon vale (John Clarke-Whitfeld)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-06-12). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 266 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: 1798 in Op. 4
Original text and translations
Low in yon vale, where winds the silver stream,
And lilies lurk beneath the beechen grove,
I fondly meditate by Luna's beam
And mourn the sorrows of a hopeless love.
The joys of life to me are now no more,
For faithless Delia's to another gone;
Come gentle death, thy aid I now implore
To ease a heart that's doomed to grief alone.