Sleep Now (op. 10, no. 2)

"Sleep Now" is the second song in Samuel Barber's Three Songs, Op. 10, published in 1939.

Date: 1939Composer: Samuel BarberText: James JoyceSong Collection: Three Songs, Op. 10

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Sleep now, O sleep now
by James Joyce

Sleep now, O sleep now,
O you unquiet heart!
A voice crying “Sleep now”
Is heard in my heart.

The voice of the winter
Is heard at the door.
O sleep, for the winter
Is crying “Sleep no more.”

My kiss will give peace now
And quiet to your heart –
Sleep on in peace now,
O you unquiet heart!

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Samuel Barber: 65 Songs

Composer(s): Samuel Barber

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