Sleep, darling, sleep (George Clement Martin)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 334 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleep, darling, sleep
Composer: George Clement Martin
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, some AT divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1884 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Sleep, darling, sleep;—
The day is worn to rest;
And the sun is faint and low;
And silently over the snow
Night comes out of the West;
And the calme-yed Angels of eventide
Gather about thy cradle side;

Sleep, darling, sleep;—
Father is far away;
And the fields are misty and cold,
The year grows faded and old,
All wan is the world and grey;—
But he comes in sleep-time to baby and me,
When veiled Dream-Angels set all hearts free;

Sleep, darling, sleep;—
Joy shall awake with day
And the year be young again;
From hearts of sorrowing men
The shadows shall flee away,
When the goldhair’d Angel of morning shall come,
And over the shining hills bring him home,
Sleep, darling, sleep.