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    William Blake - Piping Down The Valleys Wild - From Songs Of Innocence - Read by Michael Sheen

    Piping Down The Valleys Wild
    From Songs Of Innocence
    by William Blake (1757–1827)

    Piping down the valleys wild,
    Piping songs of pleasant glee,
    On a cloud I saw a child,
    And he, laughing, said to me:

    "Pipe a song about a lamb!"
    So I piped with merry cheer.
    "Piper, pipe that song again,"
    So I piped, he wept to hear.

    "Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe,
    Sing thy songs of happy cheer!"
    So I sang the same again,
    While he wept with joy to hear.

    "Piper, sit thee down and write
    In a book that all may read."
    So he vanish'd from my sight;
    And I pluck'd a hollow reed,

    And I made a rural pen,
    And I stained the water clear,
    And I wrote my happy songs
    Every child may joy to hear.