List of songs based on poems

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This is a list of poems that have been set to music at a later date. In the classical music tradition, this type of setting may be referred to as an art song. A poem set to music n the German language is called a lied, or in the French language, a Mélodie. A group of poems, usually by the same poet, which are set to music to form a single work, is called a song cycle.

William Blake[edit]

Rachel Bluwstein[edit]

  • "I Know to Speak Only of Myself"
  • "Date, half a date (Peguisha, Chatzi peguisha)"
    • By Hanan Yovel, Dorit Reuveni & Danny Katz

Phillip Brady[edit]

Robert Burns[edit]

George Gordon Byron[edit]

Emily Dickinson[edit]

A. E. Housman[edit]

Patrick Kavanagh[edit]

Federico García Lorca[edit]

Pablo Neruda[edit]

Alfred Noyes[edit]

Edgar Allan Poe[edit]

Christina Rossetti[edit]

William Shakespeare[edit]

Ronny Someck[edit]

Hannah Szenes[edit]

William Butler Yeats[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gordon, Ricky Ian; Dickinson, Emily (2009-01-01). Too few the mornings be eleven songs for soprano and piano. New York, NY: Carl Fischer. 
  2. ^ Geraghty, Des (1994). Luke Kelly: A Memoir. Dublin: Basement Press. pp. 38, 39. ISBN 1-85594-090-6.
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