Sing we for love and idleness, Naught else is worth the having. Though I have been in many a land, There is naught else in living. And I would rather have my sweet, Though rose-leaves die of grieving, Than do high deeds in Hungary To pass all men's believing.
- by Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972), "An Immorality", appears in Ripostes, first published 1912 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990), "An Immorality", published 1926. [soprano, SSA chorus, and piano] [text not verified]
- by Lee Hoiby (1926 - 2011), "An Immorality", 1952, published 1956. [high voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by John G. Koch (b. 1928), "An Immorality", published 1965. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Ben Brian Weber (1916 - 1979), "An Immorality", op. 40 (Four Songs) no. ?, published 1954. [soprano or tenor and violoncello] [text not verified]
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