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When icicles hang by the wall

Language: English

When icicles hang by the wall
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail,
And Tom bears logs into the hall,
And milk comes frozen home in pail;
When blood is nipt and ways be foul,
Then nightly sings the staring owl:
Tu-who! 
Tu-whit! Tu-who! -- A merry note!
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.

When all aloud the wind doth blow,
And coughing drowns the parson's saw,
And birds sit brooding in the snow,
And Marian's nose looks red and raw;
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl
Then nightly sings the staring owl:
Tu-who! 
Tu-whit! Tu-who! -- A merry note!
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title FIN FRE by Wilhelm Petersen.

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Word count: 107

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Kun räystähistä riippuu jäät

Language: Finnish (Suomi) after the English

Kun räystähistä riippuu jäät 
Ja Tommi takkaan puita tuo 
Ja Antin konttuu sormenpäät 
Ja halla maitoon härmän luo 
Ja veri hyytyy, routii maa, 
Niin yössä huuhka huhuaa: 
Huhuu! 
Hu'it, huhuu! On somaa tää, 
Kun Riika rokkaa hämmentää.

Kun myrsky nurkiss' ääneen soi 
Ja pastor' yskään typertyy 
Ja Maijan nokka punervoi 
Ja varpu hankeen hykertyy 
Ja olutkeitto huuruaa, 
Niin yössä huuhka huhuaa: 
Huhuu! 
Hu'it, huhuu! On somaa tää, 
Kun Riika rokkaa hämmentää.


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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene 2 FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Dominick Argento, Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright, Thomas Augustine Arne, Joseph W. Baber, Benjamin Carr, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Robert Convery, Gerald Finzi, Arthur Foote, Wolfgang Fortner, Henry Balfour Gardiner, John Linton Gardner, J. Frederick Keel, Robert Matthew-Walker, Ernest John Moeran, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:30
Line count: 18
Word count: 71