Old Abram Brown is dead and gone, You'll never see him more. He used to wear a long brown coat That button'd up before, And on his feet two silver shoon And buckles by the score. Old Abram Brown is dead and gone. Never, never, never more.
- from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from Tom Tiddler's Ground, ed. by Walter de la Mare [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Old Abram Brown", op. 7 no. 12, published 1935 [children's chorus and piano], from Friday Afternoons, no. 12. [text verified 1 time]
- by Geoffrey Bush (1920 - 1998), "Old Abram Brown", from Songs of wonder, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
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