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==Original text and translations==
 
==Original text and translations==
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Flat as a drum-head stretch the haggard snows;
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The mighty skies are palisades of light;
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The stars are blurred; the silence grows and grows;
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Vaster and vaster vaults the icy night.
  
Flat as a drum-head stretch the haggard snows;<br>
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I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;
The mighty skies are palisades of light;<br>
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Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.
The stars are blurred; the silence grows and grows;<br>
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Vaster and vaster vaults the icy night.<br>
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The summer—no sweeter was ever:
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The sunshiny woods all athrill;
I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;<br>
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The grayling aleap in the river,
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.<br>
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The bighorn asleep on the hill.
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The strong life that never knows harness;
The summer—no sweeter was ever:<br>
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The wilds where the caribou call;
The sunshiny woods all athrill;<br>
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The freshness, the freedom, the fairness-- …
The grayling aleap in the river,<br>
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The bighorn asleep on the hill.<br>
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I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;
The strong life that never knows harness;<br>
+
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.
The wilds where the caribou call;<br>
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The freshness, the freedom, the fairness-- …<br>
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The winter!  The brightness that blinds you,
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The white land locked tight as a drum,
I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;<br>
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The cold fear that follows and finds you,
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.<br>
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The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
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The snows that are older than history,
The winter!  The brightness that blinds you,<br>
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The woods where the weird shadows slant;
The white land locked tight as a drum,<br>
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The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery, …
The cold fear that follows and finds you,<br>
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The silence that bludgeons you dumb.<br>
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I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;
The snows that are older than history,<br>
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Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.}}
The woods where the weird shadows slant;<br>
 
The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery, …<br>
 
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I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;<br>
 
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.<br>
 
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Editor: Peter Bird (submitted 2015-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 144 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Length: 4:40

General Information

Title: Yukon
Composer: Peter Bird
Lyricist: Robert Servicecreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularChristmas (secular)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2015

Description: Selected lines from early Yukon poems of Robert W. Service were arranged by the composer. Length: 4:40.

External websites: http://peterbird.name/choral/

Original text and translations

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Flat as a drum-head stretch the haggard snows;
The mighty skies are palisades of light;
The stars are blurred; the silence grows and grows;
Vaster and vaster vaults the icy night.

I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.

The summer—no sweeter was ever:
The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the fairness-- …

I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.

The winter! The brightness that blinds you,
The white land locked tight as a drum,
The cold fear that follows and finds you,
The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
The snows that are older than history,
The woods where the weird shadows slant;
The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery, …

I am the land that listens, I am the land that broods;
Steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods.