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The Sand‑Man

Language: English

     I know a man
    With face of tan,
But who is ever kind;
    Whom girls and boys
    Leaves games and toys
Each eventide to find.

    When day grows dim,
    They watch for him,
He comes to place his claim;
    He wears the crown
    Of Dreaming-town;
The sand-man is his name.

    When sparkling eyes
    Troop sleepywise
And busy lips grow dumb;
    When little heads
    Nod toward the beds,
We know the sand-man's come.

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)

Text added to the website: 2009-03-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 18
Word count: 73

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