Six Songs to Poems by E. E. Cummings

Song Cycle by William Laurence Bergsma (1921 - 1994)

Word count: 460

1. when god lets my body be [sung text not yet checked]

when god lets my body be
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2. Doll's boy's asleep [sung text not yet checked]

Doll's boy's asleep
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3. hist whist [sung text not yet checked]

hist whist/ little ghostthings
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1 W. Mayer: "twitchy"

4. Thy fingers make early flowers [sung text not yet checked]

thy fingers make early flowers
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5. It may not always be so [sung text not yet checked]

it may not always be so;and i say 
that if your lips,which i have loved,should touch 
another's,and your dear strong fingers clutch 
his heart,as mine in time not far away; 
if on another's face your sweet hair lay 
in such a silence as i know,or such 
great writhing words as,uttering overmuch, 
stand helplessly before the spirit at bay; 

if this should be,i say if this should be-- 
you of my heart,send me a little word; 
that i may go unto him,and take his hands, 
saying,Accept all happiness from me. 
Then shall i turn my face,and hear one bird 
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.

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Confirmed with Tulips and Chimneys, New York: Liveright, 1976, page 140.

First published in 1917.

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit [Guest Editor]

6. Jimmie's got a goil [sung text not yet checked]

Jimmie's got a goil
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