With Rue My Heart Is Laden

"With Rue My Heart Is Laden" is a song by Beverly Benjamin Cole. It is the first in a set of eleven poems from A. E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad".

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Composer: Beverly Benjamin ColeText: A. E. HousmanSong Collection: A Shropshire Lad

Print vitals & song text


With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.

By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.


Sheet Music

A Shropshire Lad

Composer(s): Beverly Benjamin Cole

Song(s): With Rue My Heart Is Laden, Into My Heart An Air That Kills, If Truth In Hearts That Perish, If It Chance Your Eye Offend You, Oh, Fair Enough Are Sky And Plain, Say Lad, Have You Things To Do, Be Still, My Soul (#7), Be Still, My Soul (#8), Oh, When I Was In Love With You, Look Not In My Eyes, From Far, From Eve and Morning

Voice Type: High, Medium, and Low Voice

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