We two boys together clinging, One the other never leaving, Up and down the roads going - North and South excursions making, Power enjoying - elbows stretching - fingers clutching, Arm'd and fearless - eating, drinking, sleeping, loving, No law less than ourselves owning - sailing, soldiering, thieving, threatening, Misers, menials, priests alarming - air breathing, water drinking, On the turf or the sea-beach dancing, Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statutes mocking, feebleness chasing, Fulfilling our foray.
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- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "We two boys together clinging", appears in Leaves of Grass, first published 1900 [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 Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "We two boys", 2009 [baritone and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Michael Tilson-Thomas (b. 1944), "We two boys together clinging" [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Chee Yean Wong (b. 1979), "We Two Boys Together Clinging" [voice and piano], from Five Songs, no. 3 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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