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Dream Valley

by Roger Quilter From Three Songs of William Blake Op. 20

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Text

Dream Valley
English source: William Blake

Memory, hither come
And tune your merry notes;
And while upon the wind
Your music floats,

I'll pore upon the stream,
Where sighing lovers dream,
And fish for fancies as they pass
Within the watery glass.

I'll drink of the clear stream,
And hear the linnet's song,
And there I'll lie and dream
The day along;

And when night comes I'll go
To places fit for woe,
Walking along the darkened valley,
With silent melancholy.

Composer

Roger Quilter

Roger Cuthbert Quilter was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.

Poet

William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic…

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