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Then Slumber Hold Me Tightly (Live)


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Andronis

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This was from a concert back in May. Here, 12 year old soprano Demi sings my setting of Robert Louis Stevenson, "Then Slumber Hold Me Tightly".
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I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,
And I must be off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.

-Robert Louis Stevenson
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Uploaded: Jun 03, 2006 - 09:32:27 PM
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2006 - 08:23:15 PM Last Played: May 19, 2019 - 06:11:25 AM
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Mystified said 4413 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Delightful!
Wow...this is great :)

I'm so glad you posted this recording.
what a delightful song, and it must be very cool to hear it performed live.

Congratulations :)

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