Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Child

Letter No.: 
VWL4952
21 Dec., 1913

Hotel Suisse,
Ospedaletti-Ligure,
Riviera,
Italy.

1000 thanks.
They are splendid: now here are two more.
A.  Cd you alter the 1st 3 lines of verse II of Aunt Jane's song so as to make the pause in the sense come at the end of the line, as it does in verse I - if not I can alter the tune, but wd. rather not.  At present they go
 O tender blossoming
 O little mouths that cling -
   a wife -

(pause in music, have it same tune as verse I)
 Finds etc.

B. Cd you make a 2nd verse in the same metre to Mary's 4 lines beginning
 In the night time I have seen you
 riding, riding -
R.V.W.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/4, ff.77-78
General notes: 

Date from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
R.V.W.: a biography, p.420