The Half-Moon Westers Low

The Half-Moon Westers Low is the final 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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“The half-moon westers low, my love” by A.E. Housman

The half-moon westers low, my love,

And the wind brings up the rain;

And wide apart we lie, my love,

And seas between the twain.


I know not if it rains, my love,

In the land where you do lie;

And oh, so sound you sleep, my love.

You know no more than I.


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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