The Vulture eats between his meals, And that's the reason why He very, very, rarely feels As well as you and I. His eye is dull, his head is bald, His neck is growing thinner. Oh! what a lesson for us all To only eat at dinner!
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- by (Joseph) Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953), "The vulture", appears in More Beasts for Worse Children, first published 1897 [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 Abram Chasins (b. 1903), "The vulture", published 1928 [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Arthur R. Frackenpohl (b. 1924), "The vulture", published 1961 [ chorus and piano ], from Three Cautionary Tales [sung text not yet checked]
- by Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford (1910 - 1998), "The vulture" [ unison chorus and piano ], from Beastly! - Seven Songs, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Thomas Scherman (b. 1918?), "The vulture", published 1928 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Walter Skolnik (b. 1934), "The vulture", published 1970 [ SATB chorus and piano with optional contrabass ], from Three Zoological Studies [sung text not yet checked]
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