Chansons Innocentes

Song Cycle by Robert Myers (b. 1941)

Word count: 159

?. hist whist/ little ghostthings[sung text not yet checked]

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

?. Tumbling-hair[sung text not yet checked]

Tumbling-hair
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. in Just-/ spring when the world is mud[sung text not yet checked]

in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
 
whistles       far         and wee --
 
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring
 
when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old balloonman whistles
far       and         wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
 
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
 
it's
spring
and
        the
 
                goat-footed
 
balloonMan         whistles
far
                                and
                wee

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Set by by Robert Myers (b. 1941) [ SA chorus and percussion ]
First published as "IV" in Five Poems, in The Dial, Volume 68 no. 5, May 1920.

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