There's hanging moss And holly And tall straight pine About this little cabin In the wood. Inside A crackling fire, Warm red wine, And youth and life And laughter That is good. Outside The world is gloomy, The winds of winter cold, As down the road A wandering poet Must roam. But here there's peace And laughter And love's old story told -- Where two people Make a home.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Carolina Cabin", 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), "Carolina Cabin", published 1951 [ voice and piano ], from Four Songs, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert Owens (1925 - 2017), "Carolina Cabin", op. 11 no. 5 [ tenor and piano ], from Silver Rain, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
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