The Ravens Are Singing (op. 69, no. 1)(1924)
"The Ravens Are Singing", the first song of Opus 69, is a setting of a text by Charles O. Roos.
The Ravens Are Singing
by Charles O. Roos
The ravens are singing, heed the drumhead,
Soon warriors bringing their trophies and dead.
The ravens are singing in the cedars,
A red moon walks in the sky,
The lodge smokes are dancing in the treetops,
A red moon walks in the sky!
The corn leaves are talking to the night wind,
A black cloud walks in the sky,
A white owl is calling from the far hill,
A black cloud walks in the sky!
The warriors are coming through ghost dawn pale,
Silence the drumming, sound loud the death wail!