Wintah, summah, snow er shine, Hit’s all de same to me, Ef only I kin call you mine, An’ keep you by my knee. Ha’dship, frolic, grief er caih, Content by night an’ day, Ef only I kin see you whaih You wait beside de way. Livin’, dyin’, smiles er teahs, My soul will still be free, Ef only thoo de comin’ yeahs You walk de worl’ wid me. Bird-song, breeze-wail, chune er moan, What puny t’ings dey’ll be, Ef w’en I’s seemin’ all erlone, I knows yo’ hea’t’s wid me.
- by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906) [author's text not yet checked 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 Simon Sargon (b. 1938), "Song", 1965 [ soprano and piano ], from Jump Back, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
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