Tune Req: Parting and Meeting Again-William B Scot
Subject: Tune Req: Parting and Meeting Again-William B Scot|
From: GUEST,Elisabeth Bennett
Date: 30 Sep 12 - 03:49 PM
Does anyone know how the tune (or indeed if it has a tune) 'Parting and Meeting Again' by William Bell Scott goes. Its a Victorian era song/poem and I can't find any tune info on it anywhere!! Please contact me on email@example.com if you have any pointers!
Subject: Lyr Add: PARTING AND MEETING AGAIN (W B Scott)|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 11:34 PM
Here's the poem, from Poems by William Bell Scott (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875), page 64:
PARTING AND MEETING AGAIN.
Last time I parted from my dear
The linnet sang from the briar-bush,
The throstle from the dell;
The stream too carolled full and clear,
It was the spring-time of the year,
And both the linnet and the thrush
I love them well,
Since last I parted from my dear.
But when he came again to me
The barley rustled high and low,
Linnet and thrush were still;
Yellowed the apple on the tree,
'Twas autumn merry as it could be,
What time the white ships come and go
Under the hill;
They brought him back again to me,
Brought him safely o'er the sea.