Lonely people In the lonely night Grab a lonely dream And hold it tight. Lonely people In the lonely day Work to salt Their dream away. Lonely people.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Little song", appears in Fields of Wonder, first published 1947 [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 Jean Berger, né Arthur Schloßberg (1909 - 2002), "Lonely people", published 1951 [ voice and piano ], from Four Songs, no. 4, note: arranged for chorus in 1970 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert Owens (1925 - 2017), "Little song ", op. 29 no. 2 [ baritone and piano ], from Mortal Storm, no. 2, with a German translation by E. Berghöfer-Engen [sung text checked 1 time]
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