The white cock's tail Tosses in the wind. The turkey-cock's tail Glitters in the sun. Water in the fields. The wind pours down. The feathers flare And bluster in the wind. Remus, blow your horn! I'm ploughing on Sunday, Ploughing North America. Blow your horn! Tum-ti-tum, Ti-tum-tum-tum! The turkey-cock's tail Spreads to the sun. The white cock's tail Streams to the moon. Water in the fields. The wind pours down.
- by Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955), "Ploughing on Sunday", appears in Harmonium, first published 1923 [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 John Linton Gardner (1917 - 2011), "Ploughing on Sunday", op. 142 no. 3, published 1977 [ mixed chorus a cappella ], from Five Part Songs to Poems by Wallace Stevens, no. 3, London : Oxford University Press [sung text not yet checked]
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