The Arrow and the Song

by Jacob Collier

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A setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Arrow and the Song" (1845), by Jacob Collier; featuring Jacob Collier with his respective Id, Ego and Superego.

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THE ARROW AND THE SONG (Henry Wasdworth Longfellow)

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

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released December 18, 2011
© Jacob Collier 2011

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Jacob Collier is a musician, based in my mind, London, The Universe.

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