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Sarah and Sandy and Sally and Sue

Language: English

Sarah and Sandy and Sally and Sue
They played at games, like me or you;
Sweet Sarah, she played a game all her own
While waiting still waiting to finally be grown, and

Sandy, she played with with the things she knew,
At raggedy dolls and raggedy Sue;
And Sally, she played with risk and with chance,
And teetered her way through her tom boy's dance.

All four did wander and lost their way,
As childhood comes not again to this day,
For whatever once was then comes not again
As girls grow up in a world full of men.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Gary Bachlund , "Sarah and Sandy and Sally and Sue", 2007, rev. 2008 [soprano and piano], note: began life as a setting of E. E. Cummings' "Maggie and milly and molly and may" [
     text verified 1 time

Text added to the website: 2009-03-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 12
Word count: 100

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