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I shot an Arrow into the air

Language: English

I shot an Arrow into the air
It fell to earth I know not where,
For so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breath'd a Song into the air
It fell to earth, I know not where.
For who has sight so keen and strong
That it can follow the flight of a song?

Long, long afterward in an oak
I found the Arrow still unbroke;
And the Song from begining to end
I found again in the heart of a friend.



Translation(s): GER SPA

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown SPA [text unavailable]
    * by Ludwig Bonvin (1850 - 1939) , "Pfeil und Lied", op. 40 (Zwei Lieder für Mezzo-Sopran (oder Bariton) mit Pianoforte) no. 1, published 1898 [mezzo-soprano or baritone, piano], Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, also set in English
Set in Spanish (EspaƱol), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown GER [text unavailable]

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