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Although my old ear

Language: English

Although my old ear
   Hath neither hammer nor drum,
Methinks I can hear
   Living skeletons come.
The cloister re-echoes the call,
   And it frightens the lizard,
And, like an old hen, the wall
   Cries "cluck! cluck! back to my gizzard;
   "'Tis warm, though it's stony,
   "My chickens so bony."
   So come let us hide, each with his bride,
   For the wicked are coming who have not yet died.


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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)


Text added to the website: 2010-04-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:40
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Word count: 68

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