Get the value of the 'Text' field for Text item type


I want to get the value of the 'Text' field that is made available when selecting 'Text' for the item type.

It seems to be returned when using all_element_texts('item'), but I want to get each field individually so I can control the mark up and order.

Any ideas?

All item type metadata is considered to be part of the set 'Item Type Metadata' for purposes of the metadata() function or any other function that looks up elements by set name and element name.

Thanks for the reply. For brevity:

metadata('item', array('Item Type Metadata', 'Text'))