Nay, ninny, shut those sleepy eyes, The robin from his spray Long since to his cold winter roost Has flown away. Hush, now, and fold those gentle hands; Across the fields the snow Has hidden the bleating sheep from sight, And heaped the hedges through. Wail not so shrill, thou tiny voice; These shadows mean no harm; ’Tis but the flames this wintry night To keep thee safe and warm; Lully, and rest then, pretty soul, Safe on thy mother’s arm.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Lully" [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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Lully", 1989, first performed 1990 [ baritone and piano ], from Winter Windows -- 7 songs for Baritone and Piano, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
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