A Drinking Song - (2017)    

W. B Yeats

baritone and piano


 

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
Thatís all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

3 pages, circa 2' 00"


W. B. Yeats

 

The text is found in Responsibilities and Other Poems, 1916.  For other settings of Yeats' texts, click here.

 

 

The short poem is broken into two-line stanzas as if a longer form, and the song form thereby extended with repeats.

 

 

 

The score for A Drinking Song is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.

 

A Drinking Song