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Brown Penny |SSAA Chorus, Flute| 2.2m

Brown PennyRon Kean

Notes from the publisher


Ron Kean has established himself as a great composer and conductor.


This new setting of the Yeats' text displays his popularity. Perfect for treble choirs of all ages.


A separate part for Violin (fiddle), Accordion and Penney Whistle in F is available.

Brown Penny

William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

I whispered, 'I am too young,'
And then, 'I am old enough';
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
'Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair.'
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.

Pavane Publishing #P1291

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