Response

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"Response" is a song by George Walker setting the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. The song is included in George Walker's collection Nine Songs for Voice & Piano, published by Hal Leonard.

Response
by Paul Laurence Dunbar


When Phyllis sighs
And from her eyes the light dies out:
My heart replies
with misery of deep-drawn breath,
Even as it were at war with death.


When Phyllis smiles,
Her glance beguiles my heart
thru love-lit woodland aisles,
And thru the silence high and clear,
A wooing warbler's song, I hear.
So frown not, Phyllis, lest I die,
But look on me with smile or sigh.


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