Home they brought her warrior dead, Op. 68:7 (Charles Villiers Stanford)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-24). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 93 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: in bar 17, the second LH chord has been changed from GB♭ to DFB♭, to match the RH. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
Home they brought her warrior dead:
She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:
All her maidens, watching, said,
‘She must weep or she will die.’
Then they praised him, soft and low,
Called him worthy to be loved,
Truest friend and noblest foe;
Yet she neither spoke nor moved.
Stole a maiden from her place,
Lightly to the warrior stepped,
Took the face-cloth from the face;
Yet she neither moved nor wept.
Rose a nurse of ninety years,
Set his child upon her knee—
Like summer tempest came her tears—
‘Sweet my child, I live for thee.’