What can lambkins do (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-22)  CPDL #66833:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-11-22).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 217 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: What can lambkins do?
Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Lyricist: Christina Rossetti
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1908 Novello's Octavo edition of Trios etc. for Female Voices

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Original text and translations

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What can lambkins do
All the keen night through?
Nestle by their woolly mother,
The careful ewe.

What can nestlings do
In the nightly dew?
Sleep beneath their mother's wing,
Till dawn breaks anew.

If in field or tree,
There might only be
Such a warm soft sleeping place
Found for me.