With rue my heart is laden (Mark Chapman)

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Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2020-02-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: With rue my heart is laden
Composer: Mark Chapman
Lyricist: A. E. Housman

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularLamentation

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: Never published

Description: Written for an Anzac Day Dawn Service for performance by a small group of enthusiastic amateurs. Parts were doubled down the octave by the males in the choir. The setting attempts to evoke golden memories of youth, contrasted with the sad reality of the present day.

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Original text and translations

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With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a roselipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.

By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The roselipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.