April Fool Baby

(1984)

"April Fool Baby," which sets the text of Gertrude Stein, was written in 1935, but was not published until 1984 in the collection Selected Songs of Paul Bowles.

April Fool Baby
by Gertrude Stein


It seems to be a note to she the sweet sweetie
But actually it's April Fool to tender she
My sweetie
She is all me my sweetie


April full of fool which is me for my sweetie


Dear April which made she to be
All to he
April Fool to his sweetie which is she
Tenderly excessively sweetily
My April Fool baby


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