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Songs in Praise of Krishna

Word count: 861

Song Cycle by George Rochberg (1918 - 2005)

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1. Hymn to Krishna (I)


It was in bitter maytime my lord
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2. Hymn to Krishna (II)


After long sorrow, I am graciously
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3. Her slender body


Her slender body like a flash of lightning
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4. As the mirror to my hand


As the mirror to my hand
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5. O Madhava, how shall I tell you of my terror?


O Madhava, how shall I tell you of my terror?
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6. Lord of my heart


Lord of my heart, what have I dreamed
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7. I brought honey


I brought honey and drank it mixed with milk
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8. My mind is not on housework


My mind is not on housework
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9. I place beauty spots


I place beauty spots on my sagging cheeks
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10. Shining one


Shining one, golden as the champa flower
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11. My moon-faced one


My moon-faced one
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12. Beloved, what more shall I say to you?


Beloved, what more shall I say to you?
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13. Let the earth of my body


Let the earth of my body
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14. O my friend, my sorrow is unending


O my friend, my sorrow is unending
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