Day - (2010)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
medium voice and piano
gray dawn on the mountain top
Is slow to pass away.
Still lays him by in sluggish dreams,
The golden God of day.
And then a light along the hills,
Your laughter silvery gray;
The Sun God wakes, a bluebird trills,
You come and it is day.
page, circa 1' 40" ]
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Texts sometimes suggest varying degrees of complexity in structure as well
as vocal and an accompaniment's gestures, and sometimes utter simplicity.
This is of the later, for the two hymn-like stanzas sing to me as a hymn.
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