Love alone will stay
The song was first published as "Lute Song" in the cultural magazine The Dome – "a Quarterly containing Examples of All the Arts". It is artistically scripted in Elgar's own hand, and signed and dated “12.IX.97.”
as published in "The Dome"
in "Sea Pictures"
- The Dome, No. 4 (London, The Unicorn Press, New Year's Day 1898)
- Kennedy, Michael, Portrait of Elgar (Oxford University Press, Third ed., 1987) ISBN 0-19-284017-7
- Moore, Jerrold N. Edward Elgar: A Creative Life (Oxford University Press, 1984) ISBN 0-19-315447-1
- The Dome, London: Published at The Unicorn Press xxvi Pater-Noster Square on New Year’s Day mdcccxcviii pages 90-91
- Kennedy, p. 101
- Moore, p. 278