Slumber Song (S. Wesley Martin)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 330 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2003-05-28)  CPDL #05150:        (Finale 2003)
Editor: Christian Steiner (submitted 2003-05-28).   Score information: A3, 2 pages, 148 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Slumber Song
Composer: S. Wesley Martin
Lyricist: Nathalie Sieboth Kennedy
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
    2nd published: 1877 John Church & Co.


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Original text and translations

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1. Far away on drowsy pools reposing,
Folded lilies touch the water's edge,
There with hush, with hush and shadow, night is closing;
Brown birds nestle low within the sedge.
Here the seawaves moan and sob,
Snowflakes whirl, (and) windgusts throb,
But my babe lies closely to me prest;
Sleep, my baby oh, my baby rest,
Sweet, my baby, rest.

2. Far away in inland forests dusky,
Nuts fall stilly on the mossy mod,
Ripened berries breathe out fragrance musky,
Dreaming squirrels idly blink and nod.
Here the crested breakers dash,
Seabirds scream, and stormwinds clash,
But my babe lies closely to me prest;
O sleep my baby, oh, my baby, rest,
Sweet, my baby, rest.