”Rondel” is a song written by the English composer Edward Elgar in 1894 as his Op.16, No.3. The words are by Longfellow, a translation of a Rondel by Froissart. The manuscript is dated 4 January 1894.
The song was first performed by Charles Phillips in St. James's Hall on 7 December 1897.
The song was first published in 1896, by Ascherberg. It was re-published in 1907 as one of the Seven Lieder of Edward Elgar, with English and German words.
German words by Ed. Sachs.
• Elgar reversed the positions of "sure" and "fixed" in the second line
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