The River-God's song (Ernest John Moeran)

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Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2021-01-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The River-God's song
Composer: Ernest John Moeran
Lyricist: John Fletcher

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1933

Description: Source Novello and Co. Number 2 from Songs of Springtime

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Original text and translations

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Do not fear to put thy feet
Naked in the river sweet;
Think not leech, or newt, or toad
Will bite thy foot when thou hast trod;
Nor let the water, rising high,
As thou wadest, make thee cry,
And sob; but ever live with me,
And not a wave shall trouble thee.