See, the rooks are homeward flying (John Liptrot Hatton)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-17).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: See, the rooks are homeward flying
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 212

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Original text and translations

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1  See, the rooks are homeward flying,
In the yellow evening sky,
When the summer sun is setting,
'Mid bright clouds of many a dye,
And the peasant lad all weary,
Wends his way across the moor,
With a whistle loud and cheery,
Work is done, the day is o'er.
See, the rooks are homeward flying,
In the yellow evening sky,
When the summer sun is setting,
'Mid bright clouds of many a dye.

2  Bees around the hive are humming,
Bringing home their golden store,
Children from their play are coming,
Wearied, they can play no more.
O'er the grass the dew is falling,
Flowers close up their petals bright;
Birds are roosting, friends are calling,
As they pass, "Good night, good night!"
See, the rooks are homeward flying,
In the yellow evening sky,
When the summer sun is setting,
'Mid bright clouds of many a dye.