Three Songs

Voice and Piano
10 mins total
-Requiescat, Oscar Wilde
-Sweet Bide With Me, Eugene Field
-For Broken and Tired Am I, Archibald Lampman

Plangere Publishing

****[errata in the score: Sweet Bide With Me mm3, piano the last 8th note should only be one pitch – do not play the top note; Requiescat mm 26, piano beats 3 and 4- this half note chord should be played as written – major triad with suspended 4th – the added flat is a notation error, this should be a major chord not a minor]****


High songs = D# (just above middle C) to A (first ledger line treble staff)
Medium songs = C# (middle C one) to G (just above the staff)
Low songs = B natural (just below middle C) to F (top line treble staff)

Purchase: HIGH, MED, LOW versions

Leslie Fagan

Simone Osborne

Available in High, Med and Low versions.

Emery 3 songs HighEmery 3 Songs Mediumemery low voice


TREAD lightly, she is near
Under the snow,
Speak gently, she can hear
The daisies grow.
All her bright golden hair
Tarnished with rust,
She that was young and fair
Fallen to dust.
Lily-like, white as snow,
She hardly knew
She was a woman, so
Sweetly she grew.
Coffin-board, heavy stone,
Lie on her breast,
I vex my heart alone,
She is at rest.
Peace, peace, she cannot hear
Lyre or sonnet,
All my life’s buried here,
Heap earth upon it.

Sweet, Bide With Me

Sweet, bide with me and let my love
Be an enduring tether;
Oh, wanton not from spot to spot,
But let us dwell together.

So rest you, love, and be my love,
That my enraptured blooming
May fill your sight with tender light,
Your wings with sweet perfuming.

Or, if you will not bide with me
Upon this quiet heather,
Oh, give me wing, thou beauteous thing,
That we may soar together.

For Broken and Tired Am I

O endless sunsteeped plain,
With forests in dim blue shrouds,
And little wisps of rain,
Falling from far-off clouds:

I come from the choking air
Of passion, doubt, and strife,
With a spirit and mind laid bare
To your healing breadth of life:

O fruitful and sacred ground,
O sunlight and summer sky,
Absorb me and fold me round,
For broken and tired am I.



Sweet Bide With Me

For Broken and Tired Am I

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