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Those evening bells

Language: English

Those evening bells! Those evening bells!
[How]1 many a tale their music tells
of youth, and home and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime.

Those joyous hours are past away,
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly dwells
And hears no more these evening bells.

And so 'twill be when [I am]1 gone;
That tuneful peal will still ring on
while other bards [will]2 walk these dells,
and sing your praise, sweet evening bells.

Translation(s): RUS POL GER GER GER
C. Ives sets stanzas 1, 3

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Ives: "I'm"
2 Ives: "shall"


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 Russian, a translation by Ivan Ivanovich Kozlov (1779 - 1840) , title unknown, published 1827 [an adaptation] GER GER POL Set in Polish, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown RUS GER GER [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by Karoline (or Caroline) Wilhelmine Leonhardt (1811 - 1899) , title unknown RUS POL [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by (Gustav) Emil Barthel (1835 - 1906) , "Abendglocken" RUS POL
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * GER German (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title unknown

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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