My love is in a light attire al Coro Ergo Cantemus
for choir (SATB) and guitar words by James Joyce
music by Roberto Di Marino
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Recorded on the CD Ergo Cantemus.

O Sweetheart, hear you
Your lover's tale;
A man shall have sorrow
When friends him fail.
For he shall have know then
Friends be untrue
And a little ashes
Their words come to
But one unto him
Will softly move
And softly woo him
In ways of love.
His hand is under
Her smooth round breast;
So he who has sorrow
Shall have rest.
My love is in a light attire
Among the apple-trees,
Where the gay winds do most desire
To run in companies.
There, where the gay winds stay to woo
The young leaves as they pass,
My love goes slowly, bending to
Her shadow in the grass;
And where the sky's a pale blue cup
Over the laughing land,
My love goes lightly, holding up
Her dress with dainty hand.
Lean out of the window,
I heard you singing
A merry air.
My book was closed;
I read no more,
Watching the fire dance
On the floor.
I have left my book,
I have left my room,
For I heard you singing
Through the gloom.
Singing and singing
A merry air,
Lean out of the window,
    James Joyce
(from Chamber Music)
First Performance: June 3, 1996 - Teatro Farinelli, Este (PD), Italy
Performer: Ergo Cantemus Choir conducted by Filippo Maria Bressan

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