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Dainty little maiden, whither would you...

Language: English

Dainty little maiden, whither would you wander?
    Whither from this pretty home, the home where mother dwells?
"Far and far away," said the dainty little maiden,
"All among the gardens, auriculas, anemones,
    Roses and lilies and Canterbury-bells."

Dainty little maiden, whither would you wander?
    Whither from this pretty house, this city-house of ours?
"Far and far away," said the dainty little maiden,
"All among the meadows, the clover and the clematis,
    Daisies and kingcups and honeysuckle-flowers."


Translation(s): WEL

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First published without a title in St. Nicholas, February 1880 as one of the "Child Songs", revised 1884

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2007-06-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
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