Of all the trees in England, Her sweet three corners in, Only the Ash, the bonnie Ash Burns fierce while it is green. Of all the trees in England, From sea to sea again, The Willow loveliest stoops her boughs Beneath the driving rain. Of all the trees in England, Past frankincense and myrrh, There's none for smell, of bloom and smoke, Like Lime and Juniper. Of all the trees in England, Oak, Elder, Elm and Thorn, The Yew alone burns lamps of peace For them that lie forlorn.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Trees", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 7. Earth and Air, no. 2, 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 Christian Victor Hely-Hutchinson (1901 - 1947), "Trees", published 1927 [ low voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Hugh Stevenson Roberton, Sir (1874 - 1952), "Of all the trees in England", published 1943 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Peacock Pie [sung text not yet checked]
- by John Ramsden Williamson (1929 - 2015), "Trees" [ baritone and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Charles Wood (1866 - 1926), "The trees in England", published 1927 [ unison chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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