Sweetheart, Sigh No More! (op. 14, no. 3)

(1891)
"Sweetheart, Sigh No More!" is the third song of Beach's opus 14, which is also titled Four Songs. The text comes from Aldrich's 1890 volume Wyndham Towers.

It Was With Doubt and Trembling
by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

It was with doubt and trembling
I whispered in her ear.
Go, take her answer, bird-on-bough,
That all the world may hear --
Sweetheart, sigh no more!

Sing it, sing it, tawny throat,
Upon the wayside tree,
How fair she is, how true she is,
How dear she is to me --
Sweetheart, sigh no more!

Sing it, sing it, tawny throat,
And through the summer long
The winds among the clover-tops
And brooks, for all their silvery stops,
Shall envy you the song --
Sweetheart, sigh no more!

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