I Heard a Maid With Her Guitar (op. 44, no. 3)

(1909)

"I Heard a Maid With Her Guitar" is the third song of Henry Hadley's song grouping Five Songs, Op. 44. The poem is by Clinton Scollard.

I Heard a Maid With Her Guitar
by Clinton Scollard


I heard a maid with her guitar,
Who play'd like Orpheus to the wind,
And set forth rhythmic notes afar
From out an arbor vine entwined
She knew the god of love was blind
And left her white heart gates ajar
I heard a maid with her guitar,
Who play'd like Orpheus to the wind, to the wind


But, ah! Love's ears are keen as are
The ears of shy pool-haunting hind,
And when she closed her bosom's bar
She found the god was there enshrined
I heard a maid with her guitar,
Who play'd like Orpheus, to the wind.


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