Said one -- "Folks of a surly [Tapster]1 tell, "And daub his Visage with the Smoke of Hell; "They talk of some [strict Testing]2 of us --- Pish! "He's a Good Fellow, and 'twill all be well."
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1 second edition: "Master"
2 second edition: "sharp trial"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 64, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 95, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
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- by Don Murray (b. 1925), "Said one -- "Folks of a surly Tapster tell" [baritone and piano], from Songs from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, no. 11, uses the text to the first edition [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 88, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 88, first published 1872 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir.
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