Truth, sir is a cow that will yield no more milk1, And so they've gone out to milk the bull.
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1 Bacon appends the following repetitions of phrases from the first line with a small variation at the end: "No more milk, no more, no more milk, no more, no more milk, the cow will yield"
- by Samuel Johnson, Dr. (1709 - 1784) [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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "No more milk", alternate title: "Truth, sir!", 1970-5. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2013-03-25
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