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I say I'll seek her

by Gerald Finzi From Oh Fair to See (song cycle) Op. 13b

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I say I'll seek her
English source: Thomas Hardy

I say ‘I’ll seek her side
Ere hindrance interposes;’
But eve in midnight closes
And here I still abide.
When darkness wears I see
Her sad eyes in a vision:
They ask, ‘What indecision
Detains you, Love, from me?—

‘The creaking hinge is oiled,
I have unbarred the backway,
But you tread not the trackway
And shall the thing be spoiled?
‘Far cockcrows echo shrill,
The shadows are abating,
And I am waiting, waiting;
But O, you tarry still.’


Gerald Finzi

Gerald Raphael Finzi was a British composer. He is best known as a choral composer, but also wrote in other genres.


Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly…

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