Paroles - Musique Classique, Compositeur John Mitchell
THE RETURN FROM TOWN
Set by John Mitchell (1941-) op. 51(1983),
from Five Lyrics by Edna St. Vincent Millay, no. 5.
Text by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
As I sat down by Saddle Stream
To bathe my dusty feet there,
A boy was standing on the bridge
Any girl would meet there.
As I went over Woody Knob
And dipped into the hollow,
A youth was coming up the hill
Any maid would follow.
Then in I turned at my own gate,--
And nothing to be sad for--
To such a man as any wife
Would pass a pretty lad for.