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by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)
In Dublin town the people see
In Dublin town the people see Gorgeous clouds sail gorgeously. They are finer, I declare, Than the clouds of anywhere. A swirl of blue and red and green, A stream of blinding gold, a sheen From silver hill and pearly ridge Comes each evening on the bridge. So when you walk in a field look down Lest you tramp on a daisy's crown, But in a city look always high And watch the beautiful clouds go by.
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- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "O'Connell Bridge", appears in The Adventures of Seumas Beg [and] The Rocky Road to Dublin, 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 Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "When you walk" [ medium voice and piano ], note: may be incorrect text for this title [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-26
Line count: 12
Word count: 77