The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart.
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart.
She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;
And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers.
First published in Magazine of Art, July 1884
Submitted by Barbara Miller
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Edward Bailey Birge (1868 - 1952)
, "The friendly cow", published 1929 [voice and piano], in The Music Hour in the Kindergarten and First Grade
by Harry Brook (1893 - ?)
, "The cow", published 1930. [unison chorus and piano]
by Henry Coleman (1888 - 1965)
, "The cow", published 1962. [unison chorus with optional second treble and descant and piano]
by Grace Wilbur Conant (1858 - 1948)
, "The cow", published 1915 [voice and piano], 16th century melody; from Children's Year
by Ethel Crowningshield
, "The cow", published 1910 [voice and piano], from Robert Louis Stevenson Songs
by Edward Falk
, "The cow", published <<1940 [voice and piano], from A Child's Garden of Verses
by Adolph Martin Foerster (1854 - 1927)
, "The friendly cow", op. 67 (Child Lyrics) no. 4.
by Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949)
, "The cow", op. 112 (Five Part Songs for Women's Unaccompanied Three-Part Choir) no. ? (1935). [three-part women's chorus a cappella]
by Maurice Jacobson (1896 - 1976)
, "The cow", published 1924. [SA chorus and piano]
by (Gerald) Graham Peel (1878 - 1937)
, "The cow", published 1905 [voice and piano], from Three Leaves from a Child's Garden, S. Acott, Harris & Co
by Marvin Radnor
, "The cow", published 1923. [voice and piano]
by Alec Rowley (1892 - 1958)
, "The friendly cow", published 1963. [unison chorus and piano]
by Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879 - 1943)
, "The cow" [unison chorus and piano]
by Peter Charles Arthur Wishart (1921 - 1984)
, "The cow", 1969 [medium voice and piano], from A Book of Beasts
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