Let Evening Come

Song Cycle by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Word count: 357

1. Ailey, Baldwin, Floyd, Killens, and Mayfield [sung text checked 1 time]

When great trees fall
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2. 'Tis not that Dying hurts us so [sung text checked 1 time]

'Tis not that Dying hurts us so --
'Tis Living -- hurts us more --
But Dying -- is a different way --
A Kind behind the Door --

The Southern Custom -- of the Bird --
That ere the Frosts are due --
Accepts a better Latitude --
We -- are the Birds -- that stay.

The Shrivers round Farmers' doors --
For whose reluctant Crumb --
We stipulate -- till pitying Snows
Persuade our Feathers Home. 

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3. Interlude (viola and piano) [sung text not yet checked]

— Tacet —

4. Let evening come [sung text checked 1 time]

Let the light of late afternoon
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