Stealing from the night A few Desperate hours Of pleasure. Stealing from death A few Desperate days Of life.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Dancers" [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), "Dancers", op. 9 no. 6 [ baritone and piano ], from Tearless - Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano, no. 6 [sung text not yet checked]
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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-26
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Word count: 19