Twenty, forty, sixty, eighty
A hundred years ago,
All through the night with lantern bright
The Watch trudged to and fro,
And little boys tucked snug abed
Would wake from dreams to hear -
'Two o' the morning by the clock,
And the stars a-shining clear!'
Or, when across the chimney-tops
Screamed shrill a North-East gale,
A faint and shaken voice would shout,
'Three! And a storm of hail!'
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gary Bachlund , "Then", 2006 [medium-high voice, piano], from Pieces of Peacock Pie, no. 8. [
text verified 1 time]
- by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960), "Then", 1932, published 1933 [voice and piano], from Five Children's Songs From Peacock Pie, no. 5. [
text not verified ]
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