Walking song

by Julian Philips From The Country of Larks (2021)

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Walking song
English source: Robert Louis Stevenson

first enthusiasm
encouraged me up the long hill
for the day was a bad day for walking at best,
and now began to draw towards afternoon,
and lifeless

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Autumn Effect' (1875)


Julian Philips

Julian Philips (born 1969) is a British composer.


Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh,…

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