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Farewell To Barn and Stack and Tree

by Ernest John Moeran

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Text

Farewell To Barn and Stack and Tree
English source: Alfred Edward Housman

Farewell to barn and stack and tree,
Farewell to Severn shore.
Terence, look your last at me,
For I come home no more.

My mother thinks us long away;
'Tis time the field were mown.
She had two sons at rising day,
Tonight she'll be alone.

Long for me the rick will wait,
And long will wait the fold,
And long will stand the empty plate,
And dinner will be cold.

Composer

Ernest John Moeran

Ernest John Smeed Moeran was an English composer of part-Irish heritage. His work was strongly influenced by English and Irish folk music.

Poet

Alfred Edward Housman

Alfred Edward Housman (/26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the…

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