I know a bank whereon the wild thyme...
I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where [oxlips]1 and the nodding violet grows
[Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: ]2
There sleeps [Titania some time]2 of the night,
Lull'd in [these]3 flowers with dances and delight.
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1 Lehmann: "oxlip"
2 Lehmann: "our Fairy Queen some times"
3 Lehmann: "the"
Input by Barbara Miller
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
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by Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
, "Titania's Cradle"
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
by Betty Roe (1930-)
, "I know a bank", published 2001 [medium voice, treble recorder and piano], in collection Seven Short Songs for voice, recorder and piano
, title unknown
Text added to the website: 2006-12-05.
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