Winter's song

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"When icicles hang by the wall", also called Winter's song, is a song from Shakespeare's play "Love's Labour's Lost" (V.2, 933).[1][2][3] The poem has been set by composers including Thomas Arne, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hubert Parry, John Rutter and Ronald Corp and Elsie Bollinger.


  1. ^ The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English Ian Ousby - 1996 - Page 237 "the play concludes with the delightful song 'When Icicles Hang by the Wall'."
  2. ^ Shakespeare and Science - Page 228 "The plight of the animal kingdom in winter time won the sympathy of the poet. " Birds sit brooding in the snow " is a line from Winter's song in " Love's Labour's Lost " (V.2, 933)."
  3. ^ The Sunday Times "When icicles hang by the wall"