Bright cap and streamers
Bright cap and streamers,
He sings in the hollow:
Come follow, come follow,
All you that love.
Leave dreams to the dreamers
That will not after,
That song and laughter
Do nothing move.
With ribbons streaming
He sings the bolder;
In troop at his shoulder
The wild bees hum.
And the time of dreaming
Dreams is over--
As lover to lover,
Sweetheart, I come.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Lorne M. Betts (b. 1918)
, "Bright cap and streamers", 1951 [high voice and piano], from Six Songs to Poems of James Joyce
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
by Joan Ferris
, "Bright cap and streamers", published 1967 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Six Songs
by Ross Lee Finney (1906 - 1997)
, "Bright cap and streamers", 1952, published 1985, first performed 1975 [voice and piano], from Chamber Music, no. 10, Henmar Press
by Jack Marius Jarrett (b. 1934)
, "Bright cap and streamers", published 1964. [satb chorus and piano]
by Dorothy Hill Klotzman
, "Bright cap and streamers", published 1963 [SSA chorus a cappella], from Three Songs from "Chamber Music"
by Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950)
, "Bright cap", R. 51 no. 3 (1929), published 1930 [mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano], from Seven Poems by James Joyce, no. 3.
by Ben Moore (b. 1960)
, "Bright cap and streamers" [medium-high voice and piano], from 14 Songs, no. 6, G. Schirmer
by Williametta Spencer (b. 1932)
, "Bright cap and streamers", published 1972. [satb chorus a cappella]
by Graham Martin Treacher (b. 1932)
, "Bright cap and streamers", published 1963. [2-part children's chorus and piano]
by (Thomas) Gerard Victory (1921 - 1995)
, "Bright cap and streamers", 1954 [tenor, SATB chorus, and instrumental ensemble], from Five Songs by James Joyce
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Casquette brillante et serpentins
Casquette brillante et serpentins,
Il chante dans le creux :
Venez à sa suite, venez à sa suite,
Vous tous qui aimez.
Laissez les rêves aux rêveurs
Qui ne suivront pas,
Que chant et rire
N'émeuvent en rien.
Avec les rubans flottants
Il chante plus hardiment ;
En troupe à son épaule
Les abeilles sauvages bourdonnent.
Et le temps de rêver
Des rêves est terminé --
Amant vers amante,
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