Come What Will, You are Mine To-day" (op. 44, no. 5)

(1909)

Come What Will, You are Mine To-day" is the fifth and final song of Henry Hadley's song grouping Five Songs, Op. 44. The poem is by English writer May Probyn.

Come What Will, You are Mind Today
by May Probyn


Come what will, you are mine today
While the woodbirds sing, and the world is gay
You are mine for a moment, come what may.


But how will it be when the sun's away
Where shall we go when the swallows fly
What shall we do when the roses die?


You are mine today, or you smile, or you sigh
But how will it be in the by and by?


You are mine today in your grace full grown
To clasp and kiss and to call my own
But how will it be when the rain comes down
When the birds are mute and the woods are brown


You are mine today with your secret told
The flow'r whose leaves I have watch'd unfold
But how will it be when the wind is cold?
What shall we do when we both grow old?


You are mine today while our hearts beat high
Though the sun be setting, I care not, I!
There are other lands where swallows fly
There is still next year when the roses die
There are other lands where the swallows fly


You are mine today, you are mind today
While our hearts, our hearts beat high.


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