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Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling

Language: English after the Latin

Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling:
Mother sits beside thee smiling;
Sleep, my darling, tenderly!
If thou sleep not, mother mourneth,
Singing as her wheel she turneth:
Come, soft slumber, balmily!


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First published in Courier, August 1811, revised 1817 with the word "Roman" removed from the title.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Latin, original text by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown DUT ENG FRE GER by Anton von Webern, Gary Bachlund, Walter Courvoisier.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Arthur Charlton , title unknown [an adaptation] DUT FRE GER by Herbert Fryer.

Text added to the website: 2009-04-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 6
Word count: 31

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