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Visions and Remembrances

Word count: 87

Song Cycle by Richard Roderick-Jones (b. 1947)

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?. Days that have been

Language: English


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Can I forget those sweet days
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?. Seeking Joy [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English


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Joy, how I sought thee!
Silver I spent and gold,
On the pleasures of this world,
    In splendid garments clad;
The wine I drank was sweet,
Rich morsels I did eat--
    Oh, but my life was sad!
Joy, how I sought thee!

Joy, I have found thee!
Far from the halls of Mirth,
Back to the soft green earth,
    Where people are not many;
I find thee, Joy, in hours
With clouds, and birds, and flowers--
    Thou dost not charge one penny.
Joy, I have found thee!

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