The Crocodile

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A musical setting for baritone and piano of the poem from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  

The mp3 audio The CrocodilePiano.mp3 was generated with software as a demo using choral ahs for the vocal, even though the voice is supposed to be single.

Measure 13 (lyric line 5) is a joke.  Get it?  May be easier to see on score display on MuseScore The Crocodile.

The lyrics:

How doth the little crocodile
improve his shining tail,
and pour the waters of the Nile
on ev'ry golden scale!
on ev'ry golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
how neatly spreads his claws,
and welcomes little fishes in
with gently smiling jaws!
with gently smilling jaws!

 

 

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Image: Lewis Carroll, 1863, Photographer unknown.
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lewis_Carroll_1863.jpg

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