music from riverside

 The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls  [1043]   for SATB voices and Piano
COMPOSER Leslie Kleen
AUTHOR Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


10 Pages  
Moderately easy. 
This is about the tides, the sea, and time and how our mark on the earth is temporary.
Wadsworth lived in New England 1807 - 1882
The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveler hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Darkness settles on roofs and walls, But the sea in darkness calls;
The little waves with their soft white hands Efface the footprints in the sands.
And the tie rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveler to the shore.
And  the tide rises, the tide falls.

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