My precious sleep (John Manuel Pacheco)

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Editor: John Manuel Pacheco (submitted 2015-09-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: My Precious Sleep
Composer: John Manuel Pacheco
Lyricist: John Manuel Pacheco

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: BB or SA, BrB or MzA
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2015
Description: Dedicated to my aunt, Catherine Barbra Oliva

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Original text and translations

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My precious sleep why do you evade me
When soon the morning star will brightly shine in the east?
My precious sleep you must come back to me
If only for a while I indeed must sleep

A soft pillow with heavy eyes I have
Yet sleep is far beyond my mind's demands
Rather thoughts fade in and out forever
Like the changing ocean tides move and stir

The darkness of the night does cover all
A tranquil veil that softens every wall
Not a howl nor peep can be heard tonight
Silence sings her song soothingly, I sigh