This ancient hag Who sits upon the ground Selling her scanty wares Day in, day round, Has known high wind-swept mountains, And the sun has made Her skin so brown.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Mexican Market Woman", appears in The Weary Blues, first published 1926 [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 Frederick Piket (1903 - 1974), "Mexican Market Woman", published 1948 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Sea Charm [sung text not yet checked]
- by Sam Raphling (b. 1910), "Mexican Market Woman", published 1971 [ voice and piano ], from Shadows in the Sun: Eleven Poems by Langston Hughes, no. 7 [sung text not yet checked]
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