The night wind (George Rathbone)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-30)  CPDL #77735:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-30).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 382 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The night wind
Composer: George Rathbone
Lyricist: Robert Laurence Binyon
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1921 Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

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The night wind over the great downs
Streams along the sky.
In the solitude of the hill-side
There is only you and I.

The night wind leaps and rushes
Black in the trees, that cry
As if their travail echoed
The world’s eternal Why?

Clouds have buried the old moon.
The sunk light cowers shy.
In a world of stumbling and darkness
There is only you and I.