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by Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron Berners (1883 - 1950)
On the pale yellow sands Where the Unicorn stands And the Eggs are preparing for Tea. Sing Forty Sing Thirty Sing Three. On the pale yellow sands There's a pair of Clasped Hands And an Eyeball entangled with string. Sing Fifty Sing Forty Sing Three. And a Bicycle Seat And a Plate of Raw Meat And a Thing that is hardly a Thing. On the pale yellow sands There stands A Commode That has nothing to do with the case. Sing Ninety Sing Eighty Sing Three. On the pale yellow sands There's a Dorian Mode And a Temple all covered with lace And a Gothic Erection of Urgent Demands On the patience of You and of Me.
- by Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron Berners (1883 - 1950) [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 Peter Dickinson (b. 1934), "Surrealist landscape", 1973 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 117