Let's go see Old Abe Sitting in the marble and the moonlight, Sitting lonely in the marble and the moonlight, Quiet for ten thousand centuries, old Abe. Quiet for a million, million years. Quiet -- And yet a voice forever Against the Timeless walls Of time-- Old Abe.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Lincoln Monument: Washington", appears in The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, first published 1932 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Sam Raphling (b. 1910), "Lincoln Monument", published 1932 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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