This article is a republication of an unknown poem by Norwid, entitled Blade kłosy na odłogu [Pale ears on the fallow...]. The text is taken from the sheet music edition of two songs published by Kazimierz Lubomirski (the latter song is authored by Lucjan Siemieński), developed for voice and piano. Most probably, the score was published in the spring of 1851. The article attempts to unveil the circumstances of how the work came into being and it settles the problem of its unclear authorship and roots. Moreover, it shows a story of a musical piece that has for long remained unknown, and which was well-recognized in the realm of household musical culture at the turn of the 20th century.