BLAKE SONGS 2. Infant Sorrow: music by David Edgar Walther. Performed by the composer, bass-baritone, with Dr. Sam Walter, pianist. Here is the poem by William Blake:
My mother groand! my father wept. Into the dangerous world I leapt: Helpless, naked, piping loud; Like a fiend hid in a cloud. Struggling in my fathers hands: Striving against my swaddling bands: Bound and weary I thought best To sulk upon my mothers breast.