The season comes when first we met (Thomas Ryan)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-05)  CPDL #77869:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-05).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 277 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The season comes when first we met
Composer: Thomas Ryan
Lyricist: Anne Hunter
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1850 Mason & Law

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Original text and translations

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The season comes when first we met,
But you return no more;
Why cannot I the days forget,
Which time can ne'er restore?
O days too sweet, too bright to last,
Are you indeed for ever past?

The fleeting shadows of delight,
In memory I trace;
In fancy stop their rapid flight,
And all the past replace:
But, ah, I wake to endless woes,
And tears the fading visions close!