Sweet baby butterfly, I love to see you flutter by High o'er my head, With soft white wings outspread. I love to chase you round about, Which is great fun, without a doubt, And I know you do not mind, For I am just a Baby too, And so you see 'twould never do For me to be unkind. And shall I whisper this to you, The laughing wind doth chase me too, To make me run, While flow'rs enjoy the fun.
- by Kathleen Mary Easmon (1891 - 1924) [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 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912), "Sweet baby butterfly", published 1909, copyright © 1909 [ voice and piano ], from Five Fairy Ballads, no. 1, London: Boosey & Co. [sung text checked 1 time]
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