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

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English source: William Soutar

Cuddle-doun, my bairnie;
The dargie day is düne:
Yon’s a siller sternie
Ablow the siller müne:

Like a wabster body
Hingin on a threed,
Far abüne my laddie
And his wee creepie-bed.


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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