The earth was green, the sky was blue: I saw and heard one sunny morn A skylark hang between the two, A singing speck above the corn; ... The cornfield stretch'd a tender green To right and left beside my walks; I knew he had a nest unseen Some where among the million stalks: And as I paus'd to hear his song While swift the sunny moments slid, Perhaps his mate sat list'ning long, And listen'd longer than I did.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "A green cornfield", appears in Goblin Market and other Poems, first published 1875 [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 Michael (Dewar) Head (1900 - 1976), "A green cornfield", 1922, published 1923. [soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by Christopher John Morris (b. 1922), "The skylark", published 1962. [SS chorus or SA chorus, piano] [text not verified]
- by Montague Fawcett Phillips (1885 - 1969), "A green cornfield", published 1953. [2-part chorus, piano] [text not verified]
- by Shirley Ellen Whitecotton (b. 1935), "The skylark", published 1974 [SSA chorus a cappella], from Two Idylls [text not verified]
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