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A linnet in a gilded cage

Language: English

A linnet in a gilded cage, --
  A linnet on a bough, --
In frosty winter one might doubt
  Which bird is luckier now.

But let the trees burst out in leaf,
  And nests be on the bough,
Which linnet is the luckier bird,
  Oh who could doubt it now?


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


Text added to the website: 2006-01-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
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Word count: 48

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