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Famous Allegretto Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Allegretto poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous allegretto poems. These examples illustrate what a famous allegretto poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Burns, Robert
...ancholious, lazy croon
 O’ cankrie care.

May still your life from day to day,
Nae “lente largo” in the play,
But “allegretto forte” gay,
 Harmonious flow,
A sweeping, kindling, bauld strathspey—
 Encore! Bravo!

A blessing on the cheery gang
Wha dearly like a jig or sang,
An’ never think o’ right an’ wrang
 By square an’ rule,
But, as the clegs o’ feeling stang,
 Are wise or fool.

My hand-waled curse keep hard in chase
The harpy, hoodock, purse-proud race,
Wha co...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...and on hainch, and upward e’e,
He croon’d his gamut, one, two, three,
Then in an arioso key,
 The wee Apoll
Set off wi’ allegretto glee
 His giga solo.

AirTune—“Whistle owre the lave o’t.”Let me ryke up to dight that tear,
An’ go wi’ me an’ be my dear;
An’ then your every care an’ fear
 May whistle owre the lave o’t.

Chorus I am a fiddler to my trade,
 An’ a’ the tunes that e’er I played,
 The sweetest still to wife or maid,
 Was whistle owre the lave o’t....Read More

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