He sits on a hill And beats a drum For the great earth spirits That never come. He sits on a hill Looking out to the sea Toward a mirage-land That will never be.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) [author's text not yet checked 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), "Jaime", op. 29 no. 3 [ baritone and piano ], from Mortal Storm, no. 3, with a German translation by E. Berghöfer-Engen [sung text checked 1 time]
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