A Drinking Song

(1980)

"A Drinking Song" is the third song of David Leisner's song cycle O Love is the Crooked Thing.

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The audio selection in the player to the right features William Alvarado, baritone, and Kate Bowen, piano. The recording is from a live performance in Boston, 1998. Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.

A Drinking Song
by William Butler Yeats


Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.


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