Infant Joy

by Ralph Vaughan Williams From Ten Blake Songs

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Infant Joy
English source: William Blake

“I have no name: I am but two days old.”
What shall I call thee?
“I happy am, Joy is my name.”
Sweet joy befall thee!
Pretty Joy! Sweet Joy, but two days old.
Sweet Joy I call thee:
Thou dost smile, I sing the while,
Sweet joy befall thee!


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer. Over sixty years, he composed operas, ballets, chamber music, vocal pieces and orchestral compositions. He was strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song. Information from Wikipedia.…


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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