digital document
problematic

The Riverside song book/Pleasure-Pain

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search


PLEASURE-PAIN.

William Dean Howells. Halfdan Kjerulf.

Moderato. mf

1. Full of beau - ti - ful

2. But all thro' the glow - ing

3. In youth there comes a

Moderato.


mf

blos - soms Stood the tree in ear - ly May; Came a

sum - mer The blossom - less tree throve fair, And the

west - wind Blowing our blossoms a - way,— A Came a


chil - ly gale from the sun - set, And blew . . . the

fruit waxed ripe and mel - low, With sun - - ny

chil - ly breath of Au - tumn Out of the


blossoms a - way; And scat-tered them through the gar - den,

rain and air; And when the dim Oc - to - ber With

lips of May. We bear the ripe fruit aft - ter,—Ah,


Tossed them in - to the mere: . . The sad tree moaned and

gold - en death was crowned, Un - der its heav - y,

me! for the tho't of pain!— We know the sweet - ness.


shuddered, "A - las! . . . A - las! the Fall is

groan - ing branch - es The tree stooped to the

and the beau - ty. And heart bloom nev-er a -

here."

ground.

gain.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.