Margaret has a milking-pail, And she rises early; Thomas has a threshing-flail, And he's up betimes. Sometimes crossing through the grass Where the dew lies pearly, They say "Good morrow" as they pass By the leafy limes.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), no title, appears in Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book, first published 1872 [author's text checked 1 time 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 George Dyson (1883 - 1964), "Margaret has a milking-pail", published 1925 [voice and piano], from the collection Kikirikee [text not verified]
- by Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956), "Margaret has a milking-pail", published 1924. [2-part chorus of equal voices] [text not verified]
- by Shena Eleanor Fraser (1910 - 1993), "Margaret has a milking-pail", published 1957 [unison chorus and piano], from Two Unison Songs [text not verified]
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