In the dark Before the tall Moon came, Little short Dusk Was walking Along. In the dark Before the tall Moon came, Little short Dusk Was singing A song. In the dark Before the tall Moon came, A lady named Day Fainted away In the Dark.
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Confirmed with Mein dunklen Hände. Moderne Negerlyrik in Original und Nachdichtung, herausgegeben und übertragen von Eva Hesse und Paridam von dem Knesebeck, München: Nymphenburger Verlag, 1953, page 54.
- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Night 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 Robert Owens (1925 - 2017), "Night song", op. 11 no. 3 [ tenor and piano ], from Silver Rain, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Howard Swanson (1907 - 1978), "Night song", published 1950 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Paridam von dem Knesebeck) (Eva Hesse) , "Nachtlied", appears in Mein dunklen Hände. Moderne Negerlyrik in Original und Nachdichtung, copyright ©
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