maggy and milly and molly and may [ ... ]
Song Cycle by John Musto (b. 1954)
1. maggie and milly and molly and may  [sung text not yet checked]
- by E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894 - 1962), appears in 95 Poems, first published 1958, copyright © [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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2. Intermezzo  [sung text checked 1 time]
You are with me And I am with you I surely would die If that were not true.
3. Quiet song  [sung text checked 1 time]
Here/ Is home [ ... ]
- by Eugene O'Neill (1888 - 1953), copyright © [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
4. Christmas Carol (To Jesus on His Birthday)  [sung text checked 1 time]
For this your mother sweated in the cold, For this you bled upon the bitter tree: A yard of tinsel ribbon bought and sold; A paper wreath; a day at home for me. The merry bells ring out, the people kneel; Up goes the man of God before the crowd; With voice of honey and with eyes of steel He drones your humble gospel to the proud. Less than the wind that blows Are all you words to us you died to save. O Prince of Peace! O Sharon's dewy Rose! How mute you lie within your vaulted grave. The stone the angel rolled away with tears Is back upon your mouth these thousand years.
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
5. Palm Sunday: Naples  [sung text checked 1 time]
Because it is the day of Palms Carry a palm for me, Carry a palm in Santa Chiara And I will watch the sea. [ There are no palms in Santa Chiara To-day or any day for me.]1 I sit and watch the little sail Lean side-ways on the sea, The sea is blue from here to Sorrento And the sea-wind comes to me [And]1 I see the white clouds lift from Sorrento And the dark sail lean upon the sea. I have grown tired of all these things, And what is left for me? I have no place in Santa Chiara There is no peace upon the sea. But carry a palm in Santa Chiara, Carry a palm for me.
- by Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945), "Palm Sunday : Naples", appears in Images of Good and Evil, first published 1899 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Neapel", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
1 omitted by Musto.
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
6. Lullaby  [sung text checked 1 time]
Hush, lullaby [ ... ]
- by Léonie Adams (1899 - 1988), copyright © [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]