Love's Little Pleasures

Song Cycle by Stanley Grill (b. 1953)

Word count: 203

1. Short poem [sung text checked 1 time]

You slapped my face
But oh so gently
I smiled at the caress.

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2. This is just to say [sung text checked 1 time]

I have eaten
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3. Conviction (IV) [sung text checked 1 time]

I like to get off with people
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Confirmed with The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith Edited by James MacGibbon Penguin Books 1985 page 179


4. If you don't like my apples [sung text checked 1 time]

If you don't like my apples don't shake my tree.
Don't you shake my tree.
I'm not after your boyfriend,
He's after me.

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5. The Look [sung text checked 1 time]

Strephon kissed me in the spring,
  Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
  And never kissed at all.

Strephon's kiss was lost in jest,
  Robin's lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin's eyes
  Haunts me night and day.

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6. Sous entendu [sung text checked 1 time]

Don't think that I don't know
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