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One from Macfarren's collection of settings of "Shakspere songs".

Lyrics: William Shakespeare

You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts and blindworms, do no wrong,
Come not near our fairy Queen.
Philomel, with melody,
Sing in your sweet lullaby;
Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby:
Never harm nor spell nor charm,
Come our lovely lady nigh;
So, good night, with lullaby.

Weaving spiders,come not here;
Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
Worm nor snail, do no offence.
Philomele, with melody, &c.

George Alexander Macfarren
(1813 - 1887)

Macfarren : You spotted snakes : illustration


You spotted snakes

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