night by silent sailing night, Isobel, wildwoods eyes and primarose hair, quietly, all the woods so wild in mauves of moss and dahne dews how all so still she lay 'neath of the white thorn, child of tree like some lost happy leaf like blowing flower stilled as fain would she anon for soon again 'twill be, win me, woo me, wed me, ah! weary me deeply, now even calm lay sleeping night, Isobel, Sister Isobel, Saintette Isobel, Madame Isa Veuve La Belle.
- by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), appears in Finnegan's Wake [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by John Milton Cage (1912 - 1992), "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs", 1942. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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