Though I go drunken to her door, I’m ever so sure she’ll let me in. Though I wander and stray and wound her sore, she’ll open the latch when I come again. No matter what I do or say, she waits for me at the end of the day.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Faithful one", appears in Fields of Wonder, first published 1947 [author's text not yet checked 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 Owens (1925 - 2017), "Faithful one", op. 29 no. 4 [ baritone and piano ], from Mortal Storm, no. 4, with a German translation by E. Berghöfer-Engen [sung text checked 1 time]
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