The starlings (George Alexander Macfarren)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-05-25). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 102 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
1 Early in springtime, on raw and windy mornings,
Beneath the freezing house-eaves I heard the starlings sing,
Ah dreary March month,
Is this then a time for building wearily?
Sad to think that the year is but begun.
2 Late in the Autumn, on still and cloudless evenings,
Among the golden reed-beds I heard the starling sing.
Ah! that sweet March month,
When we and our mates were courting merrily?
Sad to think that the year is all but done.