I love in Isas bed to lie O such a joy and luxury The bottom of the bed I sleep * And with great care I myself keep Oft I embrace her feet of lillys But she has goton all the pillies. Her neck I never can embrace But I do hug her feet in place But I am sure I am contented And of my follies am repented I am sure I'd rather be In a small bed at liberty
- by Marjory Fleming (1803 - 1811) [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 Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012), "In Isas bed", 1969, from A Garland for Marjory Fleming, no. 1, [sic] for the title [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Carol Rasmussen
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