Port Town

(1997)

"Port Town" is a song by Ricky Ian Gordon setting a poem by Langston Hughes. The song is part of Ricky Ian Gordon's collection Only Heaven, which sets seventeen poems of Langston Hughes.

Port Town
by Langston Hughes


Hello, sailor boy,
In from the sea!
Hello, sailor,
Come with me!


Come on drink cognac.
Rather have wine?
Come here, I love you.
Come and be mine.


Lights, sailor boy,
Warm, white lights.
Solid land, kid.
Wild, white nights.


Come on, sailor,
Out o' the sea.
Let's go, sweetie!
Come with me.


--The Collected Works of Langston Hughes


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