Baby, by George MacDonald: A Musical Setting

At our house we believe in home-made presents; so here's one, the sheet music for a setting of Baby. I have no idea why this poem would have been on my mind recently; the wind blows where it will! More Baby-inspired posts are coming in January, so stay tuned!

Pianists who can't sing (that would be I) can play this solo by simply playing the melody line up an octave, while simplifying by eliminating the repeated notes necessary for a vocalist who has to sound out each syllable.