I make my shroud but no one knows, So shimmering fine it is and fair, With stitches set in even rows. I make my shroud but no one knows. In door-way where the lilac blows, Humming a little wandering air, I make my shroud and no one knows, So shimmering fine it is and fair.
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- by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914), "Song", appears in Verse, first published 1915 [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 Lee Hoiby (1926 - 2011), "The shroud", from Night Songs, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Harrison Kerr (1897 - 1978), "Triolet", from Six Songs for Voice and Piano to Poems by Adelaide Crapsey, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by John Charles Sacco (1905 - 1987), "Where the lilac blows", published 1941 [ high voice, piano ], from Three Songs [sung text not yet checked]
- by Hugo Weisgall (1912 - 1997), "Song", op. 1 no. 2, published 1940 [ soprano, piano ], from Four Songs, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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