With Rue My Heart is Laden

(2007)

"With Rue My Heart is Laden" is the fifth and final song of Bob Scher's Five Songs from "A Shropshire Lad". The song cycle sets the poetry of A. E. Housman.

With Rue My Heart is Laden
by A. E. Housman


With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfood lad.


By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.


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