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It was down by a deep moon crater A few light-years ago, In the glow of a super nova That I met Lunar Joe. In his right hand he held my left, With his left hand he held my right; With his other hand he gently stroked my hair All through the purple night. He bid me leave my planet To visit a distant star; Together we would tool about In his intergalactic car. I gazed into his orange eyes And into his blue one, too; I said, “Although you’re the best of guys, I’m too young to give all to you.” Since then there have been a few suitors Some human, others not quite; But none has gently stroked my hair All through the purple night. Oh, Lunar Joe, I miss you so! I’ve loved no one but you! No one but you!
- by Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), "Lunar Joe", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [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 Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), "Lunar Joe", first performed 2001 [soprano and piano], from A Thousand Years of Love, no. 9. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2018-10-09
Line count: 23
Word count: 144