The Swan Bent Low to the Lily (op. 56, no. 2)

(1898)

"The Swan Bent Low to the Lily" is the second song in Edward MacDowell's Four Songs, Op. 56. MacDowell wrote the text himself.

The Swan Bent Low to the Lily
by Edward MacDowell


The Swan bent low to the Lily,
Mid wav'ring shadows green,
And the songs he murmur'd softly,
Know'st thou what they mean?


I could tell thee truly,
But Oh, I may not dare;
Look in my eyes and tell me,
What said the Lily fair?


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