Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright
Whither Must I Wander?

Het lied is gebaseerd op het gedicht 'Home no more home to me, whither must I wander?' van Robert Louis Stevenson en uitgegeven in 1895. Ralph Vaughan Williams zette het op muziek in 1902.

Het lied telt 6 coupletten. Martha zingt er 4.
De 2 die zij niet zingt zijn couplet 3 en 4:

Home was home then, my dear, full of kindly faces
Home was home then, my dear, happy for the child
Fire and the windows bright glittered on the moorland
Song, tuneful song, built a palace in the wild

Now when day dawns on the brow of the moorland
Lone stands the house, and the chimney stone is cold
Lone lt it stand, now the friends are all departed
The kind hearts, the true hearts, that loved that place of old

Home no more home to me, whither must I wander?
Hunger my driver, I go where I must
Cold blows the winter wind over hill and heather
Thick drives the rain and my roof is in the dust

Loved of wise men was the shade of my roof-tree
The true word of welcome was spoken in the door
Dear days of old with the faces in the firelight
Kind folks of old, you come again no more

Spring shall come, come again, calling up the moor fowl
Spring shall bring the sun and the rain, bring the bees and flowers
Red shall the heather bloom over hill and valley
Soft flow the stream through the even-flowing hours

Fair the day shine as it shone on my childhood
Fair shine the day on the house with open door
Birds come and cry there and twitter in the chimney
But I go for ever and come again no more


Toegevoegd door keeskees op di 18 feb, 2014 3:50 am

Auteur: Robert Louis Stevenson
Componist: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Uitgever: MapleMusic, Zoë Records
Taal: Engels
Beschikbaar op: Martha Wainwright (2005)


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