Has anybody seen my Mopser? -- A comely dog is he, With hair of the colour of a Charles the Fifth, And teeth like ships at sea, His tail it curls straight upwards, His ears stand two abreast, And he answers to the simple name of Mopser When civilly addressed.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The bandog", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 1. Up and Down, no. 6, 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 John Emeléus , "The bandog", published 1960 [ girls' chorus and piano ], from The Huntsmen [sung text not yet checked]
- by Terence Greaves (b. 1933), "The bandog", published 1964 [ unison chorus and piano ], from Three Children's Songs [sung text not yet checked]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "The bandog", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
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