Over the Hill

"Over the Hill" is the first song of Irene Britton Smith's Dream Cycle, which sets the text of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Date: 1947Composer: Irene Britton SmithText: Paul Laurence DunbarSong Collection: Dream Cycle

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“Over the Hill”
Text by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Over the hills and the valleys of dreaming
Slowly I take my way.
Life is the night with its dream–visions teeming,
Death is the waking at day.

Down thro’ the dales and the bowers of loving,
Singing, I roam afar.
Daytime or night–time, I constantly roving,—
Dearest one, thou art my star.

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