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No. 1. Waking (cont.), from 'A Day in a Child's Life'

Greenaway, Kate, 1881, Publisher's print
No. 1. Waking (cont.), from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
No. 1. Waking (cont.), from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
No. 1. Waking (cont.), from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
Category
Library Item
Item no
40018
Title
No. 1. Waking (cont.), an illustrated page from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
Description
At the top of the page a line of music from the previous page's song, Waking, continues - the melody in the treble clef, plus the piano accompaniment. Below, in the centre of the page are the words to the other verses and beside them on the right are three daffodils. At the bottom of the page in a line, stand six little girls in early 19th century dress with their hands behind their backs.
The words completing the first stanza within the music read,
'...greet the pleasant sunshine.
While you are still in bed!'

And the words to the other verses are as follows:
'The sun himself - has risen
To call them, long ago;
And he has tried to wake you
This last half-hour, you know.

The merry little sunbeams
Have travelled - oh, so far!
Have crept between the shutters,
In spite of bolt and bar.

'Twas time, indeed, to wake you,
At last they seemed to think;
And shot their golden arrows
Through every hole and chink.

And when the door was opened,
And Mary came at last.
Your eyes were almost blinded,
They fell so thick and fast.

Then wake, and, like the flowers,
Lift up each sleepy head;
it is too bright a morning
To waste it all in bed.'
Artist / maker
Date
1881
Size
24.8 x 21.0 cm
Type
Publisher's print
Location
Art and Design Library