A Riddle 'The child you were'

by Benjamin Britten From Who are these children? (1969) Op. 84

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A Riddle 'The child you were'
English source: William Soutar

It was your faither and mither,
Yet it wasna weddit:
It was your sister or brither
Though nane were beside it.

Wit and wisdom it lent ye,
Yet it wasna lairéd:
And though it dee’d or it kent ye
It was never buried.


Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music,…


William Soutar

William Soutar was a Scottish poet from Perthshire.

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