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Who is the baby, that doth lie

Language: English

First Voice.
 Who is the baby, that doth lie
 Beneath the silken canopy
 Of thy blue eye?

 It is young Sorrow, laid asleep
 In the crystal-deep.

 Let us sing his lullaby,
 Heigho! a sob and a sigh.

First Voice.
 What sound is that, so soft, so clear,
 Harmonious as a bubbled tear
 Bursting, we hear?

 It is young Sorrow, slumber breaking,
 Suddenly awaking.

 Let us sing his lullaby,
 Heigho! a sob and a sigh.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930), "Sorrow's lullaby", published 1927 [duet for soprano and baritone with string quartet (2 violins, viola, and violoncello)], London : Oxford University Press [
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Text added to the website: 2010-04-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
Line count: 20
Word count: 78

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