Blind from my birth, Where flowers are springing I sit on earth All dark. Hark! hark! A lark is singing, His notes are all for me. For me his mirth: Till some day I shall see Beautiful flowers And birds in bowers Where ail joy-bells are ringing.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), no title, appears in Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book, first published 1893 [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 John (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "The Blind Boy", 1918 [voice and piano], from Mother and Child, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
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