Who said 'Peacock Pie'? The old King to the sparrow: Who said 'Crops are ripe'? Rust to the harrow: Who said, 'Where sleeps she now? Where rests she now her head, Bathed in eve's loveliness' ?-- That's what I said. Who said, 'Ay, mum's the word'? Sexton to willow: Who said, 'Green dusk for dreams, Moss for a pillow'? Who said, 'All Time's delight Hath she for narrow bed; Life's troubled bubble broken'? - That's what I said.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The Song of the Mad Prince", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 8. Songs, no. 6, first published 1913 [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 István Anhalt (1919 - 2012), "The song of the mad prince", 1951 [ SSA chorus a cappella ], from Three Songs of Love [sung text not yet checked]
- by Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012), "The Song of the Mad Prince", 1986 [ voice or unison chorus and piano ], from Dream-Songs, no. 4, confirmed with a concert programme booklet [sung text checked 1 time]
- by John Emeléus , "The song of the mad prince", published 1961 [ 2-part chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960), "The mad prince", 1921, published 1922 [ voice and piano or strings ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "The song of the mad prince ", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 19 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, née Richardson (1870 - 1946), as Henry Handel Richardson, "Peacock Pie" [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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