I used to wonder About living and dying -- I think the difference lies Between tears and crying. I used to wonder About here and there -- I think the distance Is nowhere.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Border line", appears in Fields of Wonder, in Border Line, no. 1, 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 Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956), "Border line", 1995 [high voice and piano], from Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs, no. 8. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Serge Hovey (b. 1920), "Border line", published 1950 [voice and piano], from I, Too, Sing America [ sung text not verified ]
- by Robert Owens (1925 - 2017), "Border line", op. 24 no. 1, published 1970 [baritone and piano], from Border Line, no. 1. [ sung text not verified ]
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