Mother shake the cherry-tree, Susan catch a cherry; Oh how funny that will be, Let's be merry! One for brother, one for sister, Two for mother more, Six for father, hot and tired, Knocking at the door.
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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 Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Mother shake the cherry-tree", published 1925 [voice and piano], from the collection Kikirikee [text not verified]
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