Last, to the chamber where I lie My fearful footsteps patter nigh, And come from out the cold and gloom Into my warm and cheerful room. There, safe arrived, we turn about To keep the coming shadows out, And close the happy door at last On all the perils that we past. Then, when mamma goes by to bed, She shall come in with tip-toe tread, And see me lying warm and fast And in the Land of Nod at last.
- by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "In port", appears in A Child's Garden of Verses, in Northwest Passage, no. 3 [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 Frederica Elvira Gambogi (? - 1940), "In port", published 1902 [voice and piano], from Child-Land [text not verified]
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