I watched the Lady Caroline Bind up her dark and beauteous hair; Her face was rosy in the glass, And 'twixt the coils her hand would pass, White in the candleshine. Her bottles on the table lay, Stoppered, yet sweet of violet; Her image in the mirror stooped To view those locks as lightly looped As cherry-boughs in May. The snowy night lay dim without, I heard the Waits their sweet song sing; The window smouldered keen with frost; Yet still she twisted, sleeked and tossed Her beauteous hair about.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), as Walter Ramal, appears in Songs of Childhood, first published 1902 [author's text not yet checked 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 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975), "Lovelocks", 1921, published 1922, first performed 1922 [voice and piano], from Three Romantic Songs, no. 2. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "I watched the Lady Caroline", 1958, published <<1969 [medium voice and piano], G. Schirmer [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "The Lady Caroline (Lovelocks)", from A Garland for de la Mare, no. 2. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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