All the names I know from nurse: Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse, Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock, And the Lady Hollyhock, Fairy places, fairy things, Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, Tiny trees for tiny dames - These must all be fairy names! Tiny woods below whose boughs Shady fairies weave a house; Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme, Where the braver fairies climb! Fair are grown-up people's trees, But the fairest woods are these; Where if I were not so tall, I should live for good and all.
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- by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "The flowers", appears in A Child's Garden of Verses, first published 1885 [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 Marvin Radnor , "The flowers", published 1923 [voice and piano], in the collection Songs for Little Children [text not verified]
- by Arthur Rosenstein , "Baby's garden", published <<1940. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson (b. 1931), "The flowers", published 1968 [high voice and piano], from From a child's garden, no. 6. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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