Some say that Love's a little boy [ ... ]
B. Britten sets stanzas 1-2, 5-7
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Note: Britten's setting begins with a spoken line that does not appear in the Auden poem: "Liebe l'amour amor amoris."
1 Britten: "it's"
2 Britten: "it"
- by W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907 - 1973), "O tell me the truth about love", copyright © [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 (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Tell me the truth about love", 1938, published 1980, stanzas 1-2, 5-7 [ voice and piano ], from Cabaret Songs, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
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Word count: 404