"Love is all Unsatisfied That cannot take the whole Body and soul"; And that is what Jane said. "Take the sour If you take me I can scoff and lour And scold for an hour." "That's certainly the case," said he. "Naked I lay, The grass my bed; Naked and hidden away, That black day"; And that is what Jane said. "What can be shown? What true love be? All could be [known or shown]1 If Time were but gone." "That's certainly the case," said he.
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1 Grill: "shown or known"
- by William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939), "Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgment", appears in Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems, first published 1932 [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 Arthur Victor Berger (b. 1912), "Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgment", published 1950 [voice, flute, clarinet, and violoncello], from Three Poems of Yeats [ sung text not verified ]
- by Stanley Grill (b. 1953), "Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgement", 1999, copyright © 2000 [soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello and piano], from Crazy Jane Sings, no. 3, confirmed with an online score [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by David Lidov (b. 1941), "Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgment", 1967, rev. 1970 [voice and piano], from Crazy Jane's songs [ sung text not verified ]
- by Paul Paviour (b. 1931), "Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgment", copyright © 1969 [soprano and piano], from Crazy Jane [ sung text not verified ]
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