Bartlett: Robert of Lincoln, Op. 250 (1914)

• SSAA choir with Soprano solo, a cappella. [English] 1¾′

Edited by Dean Crocker, 2021

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To the best of my knowledge, this music is in the public domain in the United States of America. I can not guarantee it to be in the public domain elsewhere. This music is not intended for distribution in any jurisdiction where it is not in the public domain. If you live in an area where this music is still protected under your copyright law, please do not download it!

Previously published, Copyright © 1914 by G. Schirmer (New York)

Homer Newton Bartlett , 1846/12/28 (Olive, NY)‒1920/04/03 (Hoboken, NJ). Pianist, organist and composer. From 1864-1865, infantryman in the 64th New York Regiment. Organist at Marble Collegiate Church, New York, for 12 years and Madison Ave. Baptist for thirty-one. Founding member of the American Guild of Organists. Published a sextet, a cantata, an opera, an oratorio, a symphonic poem, many songs, etc. A descendant of the actual New Hampshire governor, Josiah Bartlett.

Merrily swinging on briar and weed,
Near to the nest of his little dame,
Over the mountain-side or mead,
Robert of Lincoln is telling his name.
Bob-o’-link, bob-o’-link,
Spink, spank, spink,
Snug and safe is that nest of ours,
Hidden among the summer flowers.
Chee, chee, chee.

—William Cullen Bryant (1794‒1878)

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