Crying, my little one, footsore and...
Crying, my little one, footsore and weary?
Fall asleep, pretty one, warm on my shoulder:
I must tramp on through the winter night dreary,
While the snow falls on me, colder and colder.
You are my one, and I have not another;
Sleep soft, my darling, my trouble and treasure;
Sleep warm and soft, in the arms of your mother,
Dreaming of pretty things, dreaming of pleasure.
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Submitted by Ted Perry
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by John (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "The Only Child", 1918, published 1919 [medium voice, piano], from Mother and Child, no. 2. [
text verified 1 time]
- by Geoffrey Molyneux Palmer (1882 - 1957), "Husho, my Lanna", published 1911. [voice, piano] [
text not verified ]
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