I know a place in London where the country comes to town. Any morning up till nine You may share the joy that's mine, And the spoils of Surrey meadow and of lonely Sussex down You may buy at Covent Garden in the morning. Should it happen with young April that you tread the primrose way, You may even come across Green and goldenfronded moss, Oh, the loveliest things in England may be picked up any day For a song at Covent Garden in the morning!
- by Eileen Carfrae (flourished c1914) [author's text not yet checked 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 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960), "Covent Garden", published 1923. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by William G. James , "Covent Garden", published 1938. [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 86