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Oxford Book of Poetry for Children, a Singable Picture Book Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

Posted on: July 30, 2012


Oxford Book of Poetry for Children
Music and Poems by Various Artists
Poems Selected by Edward Blishen
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
1987 Re-issue ISBN 978-0192760319

The poems included in the Oxford Book of Poetry For Children, many of which have been set to music.

Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

A Ballad Of Semmerwater (a North-country Legend) by William Watson
A Birthday by Christina Georgina Rossetti
A Boy’s Song by James Hogg
A Carrion Crow Sat On An Oak by Anonymous
A Cat by Philip Edward Thomas
A Cradle Song [or, Lullaby] by Thomas Dekker
A Dirge, Fr. The White Devil by John Webster
A E I O U by Jonathan Swift
A Farmer’s Dog Leaped Over The Stile by Anonymous
A Knight Came Riding From The East by Anonymous
A Memory by William Allingham
A Sea Song by Allan Cunningham
A Shropshire Lad: 2 by Alfred Edward Housman
A Smuggler’s Song by Rudyard Kipling
A Strange Meeting by William Henry Davies
Address To A Child During A Boisterous Winter Evening by Dorothy Wordsworth
Adlestrop by Philip Edward Thomas
Aiken Drum by Anonymous
An Old Rat’s Tale by Anonymous
Answer To A Child’s Question by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ariel’s Song (1) [or, Dirge] [or, A Sea Dirge]. Fr. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Ariel’s Song (2), Fr. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
As I Was Going Up Pippen Hill by Mother Goose
At The Keyhole by Walter John De La Mare
Aubade [or, A Morning Song For Imogen], Fr. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
Break, Break, Break by Alfred Tennyson
Calico Pie by Edward Lear
Casey Jones (2) by Anonymous
Cat! by Eleanor Farjeon
Celanta At The Well Of Life by George Peele
Charles I by Anonymous
Clock-a-clay by John Clare
Cows by James Reeves
Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Deeds by Mother Goose
Done For by Walter John De La Mare
Don’t-care Didn’t Care by Anonymous
Epitaph On A Hare by William Cowper
Fairy Lullaby by William Shakespeare
Flannan Isle by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Flowers In The Valley by Anonymous
Folk Song by Anonymous
Frog And Toad by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Get Up And Bar The Door by Anonymous
God Made The Bees by Mother Goose
Good And Bad Children by Robert Louis Stevenson
Good Morrow [or, Waking Song] by Thomas Heywood
Green Broom by Anonymous
Gypsies In The Wood by Anonymous
Hark! hark! the lark at heaven’s gate sings
Here We Come A-piping by Anonymous
Household Poems: 1. Bronwen by Philip Edward Thomas
Humpty Dumpty’s Poem by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Hunting Song, Fr. Zapolya by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If All The World Were Paper by Anonymous
Immalee; Sonnet by Christina Georgina Rossetti
India by Walter James Redfern Turner
Jemima (3) by Anonymous
Jubilate Agno: My Cat Jeoffrey [or, Lines 697-780.] by Christopher Smart
King Fisher Song by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Kitten And Fallen Leaves by William Wordsworth
Limerick by Edward Lear
Limerick by Edward Lear
Limerick by Edward Lear
Little Billee by William Makepeace Thackeray
Little Trotty Wagtail by John Clare
Lullaby by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Matilda Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death by Hilaire Belloc
Meet-on-the-road by Anonymous
Meg Merrilees by John Keats
Midnight by Thomas Middleton
Milk For The Cat by Harold Monro
My Father He Died, But I Can’t Tell You How by Mother Goose
My Heart’s In The Highlands by Robert Burns
Nicholas Nye by Walter John De La Mare
No! by Thomas Hood
Nottamun Town by Anonymous
Old Jack Noman by Philip Edward Thomas
Old Scots Nursery Rhyme by Anonymous
Poor [or, Cock] Robin by Mother Goose
Poor Martha Snell, She’s Gone Away by Anonymous
Posted As Missing by John Masefield
Proposals by Anonymous
Proud Maisie, Fr. The Heart Of Midlothian by Walter Scott
Puck And The Fairy, Fr. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford (1) by Anonymous
Seumas Beg by James Stephens
Silly Sallie by Walter John De La Mare
Sir Eglamour, That Worthy Knight by Anonymous
Sir Patrick Spens by Anonymous
Slowly by James Reeves
Soldier, Soldier, Won’t You Marry Me? by Anonymous
Song (1) by John Keats
Song Of Ariel, Fr. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Song by Anonymous
Song by Anthony Munday
Song by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Song by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Song by Richard Watson Dixon
Spring’s Welcome [or, Welcome To Spring] by John Lyly
Summer’s Last Will And Testament: Spring by Thomas Nashe
The Babes In The Wood (5) by Anonymous
The Bad Rider by Mother Goose
The Bonnie [or, Bonny] Earl Of Moray (3) by Anonymous
The Brook by Alfred Tennyson
The Cat by William Henry Davies
The Coasts Of High Barbary by Anonymous
The Common Cormorant by Anonymous
The Country Bedroom by Frances Crofts Darwin Cornford
The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Crocodile, Fr. Alice In Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
The Death Of Admiral Benbow by Anonymous
The Dog Will Come When He Is Called by Adelaide O’keeffe
The Eagle; A Fragment by Alfred Tennyson
The Fairies by Robert Herrick
The Fairies by William Allingham
The Fallow Deer At The Lonely House by Thomas Hardy
The Fly, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
The Forsaken Merman by Matthew Arnold
The Ghost’s Song by Anonymous
The Golden Vanity (13) by Anonymous
The Great Panjandrum by Samuel Foote
The Gypsy Laddie (7) by Anonymous
The Hag by Robert Herrick
The Hungry Fox by Anonymous
The Jumblies by Edward Lear
The Last Will And Testament Of The Old Grey Mare by Mother Goose
The Lonely Scarecrow by James Kirkup
The Magnifying Glass by Walter John De La Mare
The Old Grey Goose by Anonymous
The Owl (1) by Alfred Tennyson
The Owl And The Pussy Cat by Edward Lear
The Peddler’s Caravan by William Brighty Rands
The Pessimist by Benjamin Franklin King
The Pobble by Edward Lear
The Princess: [bugle] Song by Alfred Tennyson
The Princess: Lullaby by Alfred Tennyson
The Purple Cow by Frank Gelett Burgess
The Puzzled Centipede by Anonymous
The Robin And The Wren by Anonymous
The Sands Of Dee by Charles Kingsley
The Snail by James Reeves
The Snare by James Stephens
The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth
The Song Of The Jellicles by Thomas Stearns Eliot
The Song Of Wandering Aengus by William Butler Yeats
The Strange Visitor by Anonymous
The Thrush’s Nest by John Clare
The Tide In The River by Eleanor Farjeon
The Tyger [tiger], Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
The Walrus And The Carpenter, Fr. Alice In Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
The Wind by Christina Georgina Rossetti
The Wonder Of Wonders by Anonymous
The Yak by Hilaire Belloc
There Were Three Jovial Huntsmen by Mother Goose
They That Wash On Monday by Mother Goose
Three Knights From Spain by Anonymous
To A Squirrel At Kyle-na-no by William Butler Yeats
Tony O by Colin Francis
Tune: Partridge Sky (che-ku T’ien): 002 by Yen Chi-tao
Turtle Soup by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Up In The Morning’s No’ For Me by Robert Burns
Victoria by Eleanor Farjeon
Warning To Children by Robert Ranke Graves
Weathers by Thomas Hardy
We’re All In The Dumps by Mother Goose
Who’s In? by Elizabeth (20th Century-) Fleming
Winter, Fr. Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare
Winter, The Huntsman by Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell
Witches’ Charm (3) by Ben Jonson

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