The student (Neil McCaig)
- Editor: Rufus Brodersen (submitted 2013-08-15). Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB Copyright: Personal
Title: The Student
Composer: Neil McCaig
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Solo or Unison
Genre: Secular, Lament
Original text and translations
He sat until the midnight hour
Gave place to morning dawn;
Then raised his eyes in mild surprise
And sighed, but still sat on.
His head grew large, his body small,
Until I grieve to say
That student's head from books he read
Had grown enormously.
But large, still larger, it became;
Such thing could never be;
With mighty blast his head at last
And out came volumes large and small -
A wondrous sight to see! -
And from that store of learned lore
They raised a library.
Ye students all who read this tale,
Beware, I say, lest you,
By burning bright the midnight light,
May perish like that "stu".