Stars is the third song from Jake Heggie's song cycle Here and Gone. The original text was written by A.E. Housman, a British author and poet.

Date: 2005Composer: Jake HeggieText: A. E. HousmanSong Collection: Here and Gone

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“Stars, I have seen them fall” by A.E. Housman

Stars, I have seen them fall,

But when they drop and die

No star is lost at all

From all the star-sown sky.

The toil of all that be

Helps not the primal fault;

It rains into the sea,

And still the sea is salt.


Passing By

(Raymond Carver, Jake Heggie, A. E. Housman, Vachel Lindsay and Edna St. Vincent Millay)


Sheet Music

Here and Gone

Composer(s): Heggie, Jake

Song(s): The Farms of Home, In Praise of Songs that Die, Stars, The Factory Window Song, In the Morning, Because I Liked You Better, The Half-Moon Westers Low

Voice Type: Tenor and Baritone

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