The Answer (Quilter, Roger)

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Sheet Music


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#31990 - 0.39MB, 8 (4 pgs of music) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/24 - 2398x

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Publisher Info.:

London: Boosey & Co., 1904, plate H. 4504


Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title The Answer
Alternative Title
Composer Quilter, Roger
Movements/Sections 1
First Publication 1904
Librettist Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
Language English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano, Voice (Medium)

Misc. Comments


Ask me not, dear, what thing it is
   That makes me love you so;
What graces, what sweet qualities,
   That from your spirit flow:
For I have but this old reply,
That you are you, and I am I.

My heart leaps when you look on me,
   And thrills to hear your voice;
Lies, then, in these the mystery
   That makes my soul rejoice?
I only know I love you true,
Since I am I, and you are you
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