As I walked down a lane this morn, I heard a sweet voice cry, Come, Come ! And then I saw ten dull, fat cows Begin to race like horses home ; Like horses in their pace, Though lacking horses' grace. That voice, which did uplift those feet Of cows, uplifted mine likewise ; For, with a heart so light, I walked Until the sweat did blind my eyes ; And all the way back home, I heard her cry, Come, Come !
- by William Henry Davies (1871 - 1940), "The milkmaid's call", appears in Nature Poems and Others, first published 1908 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Otto Freudenthal (b. 1934), "The milkmaid's call", 2000 [voice and piano], from 10 poems by William H. Davies for voice and piano, no. 6. [text not verified]
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