The Little Orphan's Song (Turner, Joseph W.)

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Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1848. Plate 1581.
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Work Title The Little Orphan's Song
Alternative. Title Ballad, the Words from "Jane Eyre"
Composer Turner, Joseph W.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJT 7
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1848 – Boston: Oliver Ditson (plate 1581)
Librettist Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

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Strophic song. One verse is set, the other verses are shown under the setting. The text is varied slightly (whether intentionally for musical reasons, or by mistake, or etc., it is hard to say) - the novel has e.g. "my feet they are sore" while the song has "my feet they are cold".