A Drinking Song - (2017)
W. B Yeats
baritone and piano
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.
pages, circa 2' 00"
W. B. Yeats
text is found in Responsibilities and Other Poems, 1916. For
other settings of Yeats' texts,
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.