Ann, Ann! Come! quick as you can! There's a fish that talks In the frying pan! Out of the fat, As clear as glass, He put up his mouth And moaned "Alas!" Oh, most mournful, "Alas, alack!" Then turned to his sizzling And sank him back.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Alas, alack!", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 1. Up and Down, no. 5, 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), "Alas, alack!", 1985 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ], from Three Poems of Walter de la Mare, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Bainbridge Crist (1883 - 1969), "Alas, alack!", published 1925 [ voice and piano ], from Queer Yarns, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by John Emeléus , "Alas, alack!", published 1960 [ chorus and piano ], from The Huntsmen [sung text not yet checked]
- by Terence Greaves (b. 1933), "Alas, alack!", published 1965 [ 2-part chorus and piano ], from Follow my leader [sung text not yet checked]
- by R. G. H. Greene , "Alas, alack!", published <<1940 [ voice and piano ], from Three Songs [sung text not yet checked]
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Alas, alack!", op. 33 no. 2, published 1923 [ voice and piano ], from Peacock Pie, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
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