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A.E. Housman: A Shropshire Lad

Read by Samuel West

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A.E. Housman: A Shropshire lad

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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

1887 From Clee to heaven the beacon burns

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Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

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THE RECRUIT: Leave your home behind, lad

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REVEILLE: Wake: the silver dusk returning

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Oh see how thick the goldcup flowers

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When the lad for longing sighs

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When smoke stood up from Ludlow

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'Farewell to barn and stack and tree'

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On moonlit heath and lonesome bank

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MARCH: The sun at noon to higher air

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On your midnight pallet lying

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When I watch the living meet

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When I was one-and-twenty

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There pass the careless people

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Look not in my eyes, for fear

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It nods and curtseys and recovers

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Twice a week the winter thorough

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Oh, when I was in love with you

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TO AN ATHLETE DYING YOUNG

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Oh fair enough are sky and plain

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BREDON HILL: In summertime on Bredon

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The street sounds to the soldiers' tread

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The lads in their hundreds to Ludlow come in for the fair

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Say, lad, have you things to do?

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This time of year a twelvemonth past

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Along the fields as we came by

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'Is my team ploughing'

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THE WELSH MARCHES: High the vanes of Shrewsbury gleam

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THE LENT LILY: 'Tis spring; come out to ramble

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Others, I am not the first

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On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble

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From far, from eve and morning

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If truth in hearts that perish

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THE NEW MISTRESS

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On the idle hill of summer

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White in the moon the long road lies

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As through the wild green hills of Wyre

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The winds out of the west land blow

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'Tis time, I think by Wenlock town

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Into my heart an air that kills

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In my own shire, if I was sad

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THE MERRY GUIDE: Once in the wind of morning

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THE IMMORTAL PART: When I meet the morning beam

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Shot? so quick, so clean an ending?

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If it chance your eye offend you

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Bring, in this timeless grave to throw

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THE CARPENTER'S SON: 'Here the hangman stops his cart'

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Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle

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Think no more, lad; laugh, be jolly

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Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun

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Loitering with a vacant eye

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Far in a western brookland

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THE TRUE LOVER: The lad came to the door at night

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With rue my heart is laden

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Westward on the high-hilled plains

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THE DAY OF BATTLE: 'Far I hear the bugle blow'

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You smile upon your friend to-day

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When I came last to Ludlow

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THE ISLE OF PORTLAND: The star-filled seas are smooth to-night

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Now hollow fires burn out to black

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HUGHLEY STEEPLE: The vane on Hughley steeple

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'Terence, this is stupid stuff'

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I Hoed and trenched and weeded

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