The shadows Of too many nights of love Have fallen beneath your eyes. Your eyes, So full of pain and passion, So full of lies. So full of pain and passion, Soledad, So deeply scarred, So still with silent cries.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Soledad (A Cuban Portrait)", appears in The Weary Blues, first published 1926 [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 Robert G. Patterson (b. 1957), "Soledad (A Cuban Portrait)", 2012 [ baritone and piano ], from American Pierrot: A Langston Hughes Songbook, no. 11, Great River Music, GRM-01037 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Sam Raphling (b. 1910), "Soledad (A Cuban Portrait)", published 1971 [ voice and piano ], from Shadows in the Sun: Eleven Poems by Langston Hughes, no. 5 [sung text not yet checked]
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