Article " He Met Her in a Meadow" by Harry Thacker Burleigh

He Met Her in a Meadow, 1922, by Harry Thacker Burleigh, 1866-1949.
He Met Her in a Meadow, 1922. Harry Thacker Burleigh, 1866-1949. Music Division, Library of Congress. Call number: M1582.B

Burleigh's He Met Her in a Meadow was first published for solo male voice in 1921. G. Ricordi & Co., New York, published versions for mixed chorus, men's chorus, and women's chorus in 1922. Burleigh wrote the song's lyrics about a young farmer's late-evening flirtation. The musical setting is melodramatic and sentimental, foreshadowed in the tempo direction, Andante con molto sentimento. The ostensible love story contains a surprise ending in the final bars of the piece: "She neither smiled nor thanked him, in fact she knew not how, for he was but a farmer's lad, and she a Jersey... cow."

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" He Met Her in a Meadow" by Harry Thacker Burleigh
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-  Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949
-  Progressive Era to New Era (1900-1929)
-  Songs and Music
-  Parlor and Concert Stage
-  Traditional and Ethnic Songs and Music
-  Articles
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Article. Burleigh's He Met Her in a Meadow was first published for solo male voice in 1921. G. Ricordi & Co., New York, published versions for mixed chorus, men's chorus, and women's chorus in 1922. Burleigh wrote the song's lyrics about a young farmer's late-evening flirtation. The musical setting is melodramatic and sentimental, foreshadowed in the tempo direction, Andante con molto sentimento. The ostensible love story contains a surprise ending in the final bars of the piece: "She neither smiled nor thanked him, in fact she knew not how, for he was but a farmer's lad, and she a Jersey... cow."
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