by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

The dog lies in his kennel
Language: English 
The dog lies in his kennel,
  And Puss purrs on the rug,
And baby perches on my knee
  For me to love and hug.

Pat the dog and stroke the cat,
  Each in its degree;
And cuddle and kiss my baby,
  And baby kiss me. 

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Sidney Homer (1864 - 1953), "The dog lies in his kennel", op. 19 (Seventeen Lyrics from "Sing-song"), Heft 1 no. 8, published 1908. [high voice, piano] [
     text not verified 

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 45