Every night my prayers I say, and learn my lessons every day. And every day that I am good I have an orange after food. The boy that is not clean and neat, With lots of toys and things to eat, He is a naughty boy, I'm sure, Or else his dear papa is poor.
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- a text in English by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "System", appears in A Child's Garden of Verses, first published 1885
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin (1862 - 1901), "Every night", op. 20 (A Book of Songs) no. 3 (1889), published 1893. [voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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