Tom sang for joy and Ned sang for joy and old Sam sang for joy; All we four boys piped up loud, just like one boy; And the ladies that sate with the Squire - their cheeks were all wet, For the noise of the voice of us boys, when we sang our Quartette. Tom he piped low and Ned he piped low and old Sam he piped low; Into a sorrowful fall did our music flow; And the ladies that sate with the Squire vowed they'd never forget How the eyes of them cried for delight, when we sang our Quartette.
Two de la Mare Songs
Song Cycle by Dom Thomas Symons (1887 - 1975)
?. The quartette  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The quartette", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 2. Boys and Girls, no. 2, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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