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Lean out of the window

by Karol Szymanowski From Seven Songs after Poems of James Joyce (1926) Op. 54

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Text

Lean out of the window
English source: James Joyce

Lean out of the window,
Goldenhair,
I heard you singing
A merry air.

My book is closed;
I read no more,
Watching the fire dance
On the floor.

I have left my book,
I have left my room,
For I heard you singing
Through the gloom,

Singing and singing
A merry air.
Lean out of the window,
Goldenhair.

Composer

Karol Szymanowski

Karol Maciej Szymanowski was a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century.

Poet

James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and…

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