As I came by Blaweary I heard a young wife sing Hush-a-low, Hush-a-low, Hush-a-low, my dearie, Hush-a-low, my little lamb, Hush-a-low and sleep. As I came by Blaweary I heard a young wife sing Hush-a-low, Hush-a-low, Hush-a-low, my dearie, Daddy's coming home again To find his lamb asleep.
- by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878 - 1962), "Blaweary", appears in Whin, first published 1918 [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 Ivor (Bertie) Gurney (1890 - 1937), "Blaweary", 1920, published 1938 [ voice and piano ], from A Second Volume of Ten Songs, no. 1, London: Oxford University Press [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Blaweary", op. 34 no. 5 (1921) [ voice and piano ], from Whin: Six Songs, no. 5 [sung text not yet checked]
- by William Gillies Whittaker (1876 - 1944), "Blaweary", published 1929 [ unison chorus and strings ] [sung text not yet checked]
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