Woman's smile (Clara Angela Macirone)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 875 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Woman's smile
Composer: Clara Angela Macirone
Lyricist: Charles Cowden Clarke

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1869 in Novello Part-Song Book (2nd Series), Vol. 2, no. 70

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Original text and translations

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1  Thro' ev'ry weary stage in life,
Thro' ev'ry care, thro' ev'ry strife,
Kind Heav'n relief may send;
But nought can beguile
The heart of its toil
Like the smile of a woman friend.

2  'Tis night rain to the parched tree;
'Tis honeydew to the eager bee,
'Tis zephyr to the opening rose,
'Tis Heav'n's own light
To him whose night
Has saddened 'mid Polar snows.

3  'Tis freedom to the dungeon-bound,
'Tis coolness to the throbbing wound;
Or health to a plague-tainted air.
'Tis morning breaking,
An infant waking,
'Tis ev'ry thing that's good and fair.