The dove says "Coo, coo, what shall I do? I shall never be able to bring up two." "Pooh!" says the wren, "I've got ten, And rear them all like gentlemen!"
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- by Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 - 1994), "The dove and the wren", published c1980, first performed 1980 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Creatures, no. 6, London : Chester Music [text verified 1 time]
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