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Lean out of the window (1926) Op. 54


Part of a series or song cycle:

Seven Songs after Poems of James Joyce (Op. 54)


Lean out of the window

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.

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Composer

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


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Poet

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 important authors of the 20th century. 

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