Good night (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-08-06).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 60 kbytes       Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: File Sizes: PDF: 60 KB, MIDI: 7 KB, Sib4: 40 KB.


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Title: Good Night
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor Solo
Genre: Secular, Art song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: Composed 1881-83 - Published 1885.

Description: English Lyrics Set 1 - No. 2. - Lyrics by Percy Bysshe Shelly - (1792-1822).


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Original text and translations

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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.