Give away her gowns, Give away her shoes; She has no more use For her fragrant gowns; Take them all down; Blue, green, blue, Lilac, pink, blue, From their padded hangers; She will dance no more In her narrow shoes; Sweep her narrow shoes From the closet floor.
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), "Chorus", appears in Second April, from "Memorial to D.C." in Second April, first published 1921 [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 Lucy W. Ricketts , "Chorus", published 1945 [voice and piano], from Elegiac Songs [text not verified]
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