Wave of sorrow Do not drown me now: I see the island Still ahead somehow. I see the island And its sands are fair: Wave of sorrow Take me there.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by John Musto (b. 1954), "Island", from Shadow of the blues, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Musto
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