Poor Tired Tim! It's sad for him. He lags the long bright morning through, Ever so tired of nothing to do; He moons and mopes the livelong day, Nothing to think about, nothing to say; Up to bed with his candle to creep, Too tired to yawn, too tired to sleep: Poor Tired Tim! It's sad for him.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Tired Tim", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 1. Up and Down, no. 22, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Tired Tim", 2006 [ medium-high voice, piano ], from Pieces of Peacock Pie, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Eileen Belchamber , "Tired Tim", published <<1951 [ unison chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Bainbridge Crist (1883 - 1969), "Tired Tim", published 1925 [ voice and piano ], from Queer Yarns, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
- by David Faulkner , "Tired Tim", published 1963 [ unison chorus and piano ], from Two Songs for Children [sung text not yet checked]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Tired Tim ", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 7 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Tired Tim", op. 33 no. 1, published 1923 [ voice and piano ], from Peacock Pie, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
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