Lang – Ghosts

Song Information

Title: Ghosts

Music: Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867-1972)

Text: Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853-1911)

Note: this song is very short, but was much praised by Lang’s contemporaries.

Sheet Music

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  • PDF: Ghosts
    • Key: A♭ Major
    • Range: F4 – F5

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Audio Files



  • Available here thanks to Project Gutenberg: Ghosts

Song Text

Out in the misty moonlight, the first snow flakes I see,
As they frolic among the leafless boughs of the appletree.

Faintly they seem to whisper, as round the boughs they wing;
“We are the ghosts of the flowers who died in the early spring.”