If I shouldn't be alive When the Robins come, Give the one in Red Cravat, A Memorial crumb. If I couldn't thank you, Being fast asleep, You will know I'm trying Why my Granite lip!
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1890 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by John C. Heiss (b. 1938), "From "If I Shouldn't be Alive" and "How Happy is the Little Stone"", published 1978 [mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano], from Songs of Nature.
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