With Rue My Heart is Laden (op. 2, no. 2)

(1928)

"With Rue My Heart is Laden" is the second song of Samuel Barber's song grouping Three Songs, Op. 2. This song 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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