Good night (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-08-06). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 60 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
First published: Composed 1881-83 - Published 1885.
Description: English Lyrics Set 1 no.2
Original text and translations
Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
Let us remain together still,
Then it will be good night.
How can I call the lone night good,
Though thy sweet wishes wing its flight?
Be it not said, thought, understood --
Then it will be -- good night.
To hearts which near each other move
From evening close to morning light,
The night is good; because, my love,
They never say good-night.