Your brother has a falcon, Your sister has a flower. But what is left for mannikin, Born within an hour? I'll nurse you on my knee, my knee, My own little son; I'll rock you, rock you, in my arms, My least little one.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), no title, appears in Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book, first published 1872 [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 Hueffer -- Francis Hueffer (see Franz Hüffer (1843 - 1889)), "A nursery rhyme", published 1880. [SS chorus and piano] [text not verified]
- by John (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "Newborn", 1918, published 1919, from Mother and Child, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
- by Dorothy Wauchope Stewart , "Your brother has a falcon", published 1925 [voice and piano], from the collection Kikirikee [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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