The Answer (Quilter, Roger)
It is unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (like China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright, it is almost certainly public domain in the USA as well.
London: Boosey & Co., 1904, plate H. 4504
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|Work Title||The Answer|
|Librettist||Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Piano, Voice (Medium)|
Ask me not, dear, what thing it is That makes me love you so; What graces, what sweet qualities, That from your spirit flow: For I have but this old reply, That you are you, and I am I. My heart leaps when you look on me, And thrills to hear your voice; Lies, then, in these the mystery That makes my soul rejoice? I only know I love you true, Since I am I, and you are you