Faithful One

(1969)

"Faithful One" is a song by Robert Owens setting the poetry of Langston Hughes. The song is from Owens' song cycle Mortal Storm.

Even though the song cycle Mortal Storm is out-of-print, "Faithful One" is currently published in the anthology Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers. Another song from Mortal Storm which is included in this anthology is "Genius Child".

Faithful One
by Langston Hughes


Though I go drunken to her door,
I'm ever so sure she'll let me in.
Though I wander and stray and wound her sore,
she'll open the latch when I come again.
No matter what I do or say,
she waits for me at the end of the day.


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