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Bed in summer

Language: English

In winter I get up at night,
And dress by yellow candle light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?



Translation(s): ITA

Submitted by Ted Perry

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Paolo Montanari) , "Letto in estate", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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