The unicorn’s hoofs! The unicorn’s hoofs! The duke’s sons throng, the duke’s sons throng. Alas for the unicorn! Alas for the unicorn! Alas! The unicorn’s brow! The unicorn’s brow! The duke’s kinsmen throng. The duke’s kinsmen throng. Alas for the unicorn! Alas for the unicorn! Alas! The unicorn’s horn! The unicorn’s horn! The unicorn’s horn! The duke’s clans-men throng. The duke’s clans-men throng. Alas for the unicorn! Alas!
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- by Arthur Waley (1889 - 1969), first published 1946 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
- a text in Chinese (中文) by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist, appears in Shi Jing (or Schi-King) - Classic of Poetry - Book of Songs -- Book of Odes -- Chinesische Liederbuch [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Dance song", op. 58 no. 6 (1957) [ tenor and guitar ], from Songs from the Chinese, no. 6, Boosey & Hawkes [sung text checked 1 time]
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