COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] Song—''When Love came first to Earth.'' by Thomas Campbell - dl

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Post by aradlaw » January 12th, 2020, 7:22 pm

Song—''When Love came first to Earth.'' by Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844).

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Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs—"Ye Mariners of England", "The Soldier's Dream", "Hohenlinden" and in 1801, "The Battle of Mad and Strange Turkish Princes". ( Wikipedia)
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Song—''When Love came first to Earth.'' by Thomas Campbell, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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When Love came first to Earth, the SPRING
Spread rose-beds to receive him
And back he vowed his flight he’d wing
To Heaven, if she should leave him.

But Spring departing, saw his faith
Pledged to the next new comer—
He revelled in the warmer breath
And richer bowers of SUMMER.

Then sportive AUTUMN claimed by rights
An Archer for her lover,
And even in WINTER’s dark, cold nights
A charm he could discover.

Her routs and balls, and fireside joy,
For this time were his reasons—
In short, Young Love’s a gallant boy,
That likes all times and seasons.


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Post by aradlaw » January 13th, 2020, 3:30 pm

Thank you voicebeforethevoid. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 13th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by KevinS » January 14th, 2020, 9:24 am

In a gadda da vida, honey

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Post by ginabriggs » January 14th, 2020, 11:51 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/song_campbell_grb_128kb.mp3

Duration: 1:14

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Post by pschempf » January 14th, 2020, 12:22 pm

David -

Here's my try for this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/song_campbell_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:00
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Post by aradlaw » January 14th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Thank you Kevin and Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 14th, 2020, 1:19 pm

cassidysatt wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 8:22 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/song_campbell_cs_128kb.mp3
0:53

Cassidy Satterthwaite
Welcome to Librivox Cassidy :D Good first reading, just one misread you may wish to correct...
at 0:13 you've read "And when he vowed his flight he’d wing" text reads - "And back he vowed his flight he’d wing"
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Post by aradlaw » January 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm

ginabriggs wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 11:51 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/song_campbell_grb_128kb.mp3

Duration: 1:14

Thanks and have a great week! :clap:
Thank you Gina, the volume is too low at 83.8 dB. You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Post by ginabriggs » January 15th, 2020, 11:39 am

Hi again,

Thanks for the feedback and the suggestion to use Checker. Here's my revised recording. Let me know if I need to make any additional edits.

Duration: 1:16

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/song_campbell_grb_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » January 15th, 2020, 3:14 pm

Thank you Gina, looks good. :thumbs:
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