The sandy cat by the Farmer's chair Mews at his knee for dainty fare; Old Rover in his moss-greened house Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse In the dewy fields the cattle lie Chewing the cud 'neath a fading sky Dobbin at manger pulls his hay: Gone is another summer's day.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Summer evening", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 5. Beasts, no. 8, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Summer evening", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 12 [sung text not yet checked]
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