When I bring to you colour'd toys (John Alden Carpenter)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-10)   CPDL #44444:       
Editor: Ariel Barton (submitted 2017-05-10).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 128 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-12).  Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 259 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: When I bring to you colour'd toys
Composer: John Alden Carpenter
Lyricist: Rabindranath Tagore

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1914 by G. Schirmer

Description: No title, published 1914, from Gitanjali (Song Offerings), No. 1. Lyrics from Gitanjali, published 1913.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

When I bring to you colour'd toys, my child, I understand why there is such a play
of colours on clouds, on water, and why flow'rs are painted in tints–when I give
colour'd toys to you, my child.

When I sing to make you dance, I truly know why there is music in leaves, and why
waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth–when I sing
to make you dance.

When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands, I know why there is honey in the
cup of the flower and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice–when I bring
sweet things to your greedy hands.