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I will make you brooches and toys for...

Language: English

I will make you brooches and toys for your delight
Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night,
I will make a palace fit for you and me
Of green days in forests, and blue days at sea.

I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room,
Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom;
And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white
In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.

And this shall be for music when no one else is near,
The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!
That only I remember, that only you admire,
Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.



Translation(s): ITA ITA GER

Note: first published in Pall Mall Gazette, January 1895

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Lucio Forte) , title 1: "Farò spille e balocchi per tua delizia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amici Musica di Padova) , title 1: "Il fuoco sul bordo della strada", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German [singable] (David Paley) , title 1: "Romanze", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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