Sea-shell, Sea-shell, Sing me a song, oh! Please! A song of ships, and [of]1 sailormen, [And]2 parrots, and tropical trees; Of islands lost in the Spanish Main, Which no man ever may [find]3 again, Of fishes and corals under the waves, And seahorses stabled in great green caves. [Oh,]4 Sea-shell, Sea-shell, Sing of the things you know so well.
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1 omitted by Engel.
2 Grier: "of"
3 Grier: "see"
4 omitted by Grier.
- by Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925), appears in A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, first published 1912 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Carl Engel (1883 - 1944), "Sea-shell", published 1911, copyright © 1911 [ medium voice and piano ], from Two Lyrics by Amy Lowell  [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Lita Grier , "The seashell", 1999, from 5 Songs For Children, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Felix Harold White (1884 - 1945), "Sea Shell", published 1926 [ medium voice or low voice, piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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