Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? And the tedding and the spreading Of the straw for a bedding, And the fleas that tease in the [High]1 Pyrenees, And the wine that tasted of [tar]2? And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers (Under the vine of the dark verandah)? Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers Who hadn't got a penny And who weren't paying any, And the hammer at the doors and the din? And the hip! hop! hap! Of the clap Of the hands to the [swirl and the twirl]3 of the girl gone chancing, Glancing, Dancing, Backing and advancing, Snapping of the clapper to the spin Out and in -- And the ting, tong, tang of the guitar! Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? Never more; Miranda, Never more. Only the high peaks hoar: And Aragon a torrent at the door. No sound In the walls of the halls where falls The tread Of the feet of the dead to the ground, No sound: But the boom Of the [waterfall]4 like doom.
Two Night Songs
Song Cycle by Jean Coulthard (1908 - 2000)
?. Tarantella  [sung text not yet checked]
- by (Joseph) Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953), "Tarantella", appears in Sonnets and Verse (1923), first published 1923 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
See other settings of this text.View original text (without footnotes)
1 Toye: "Highly"
2 Toye: "the tar"
3 Toye: "twirl and the swirl"
4 Toye: "far waterfall"
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]