I wandered lonely as a cloud (John Whittaker)

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  • (Posted 2019-06-15)   CPDL #54547:   
Editor: Jeremy Rawson (submitted 2019-06-15).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Composer: John Whittaker
Lyricist: William Wordsworth

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2019

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Original text and translations

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I wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
a host of golden daffodils.
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

For oft, when on my couch I lie
in vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.