A Waist

"A Waist" is a song by Scott Wheeler setting the poetry of Gertrude Stein. The song is part of the song cycle Oranges and Lemons.

Date: 1979Composer: Scott WheelerText: Gertrude SteinSong Collection: Oranges and Lemons

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A Waist
from Tender Buttons
by Gertrude Stein

A star glide, a single frantic sullenness, a single financial grass greediness.

Object that is in wood. Hold the pine, hold the dark, hold in the rush, make the bottom.

A piece of crystal. A change, in a change that is remarkable there is no reason to say that there was a time.

A wooden object gilded. A country climb is the best disgrace, a couple of practices any of them in order is so left.

Sheet Music

Oranges and Lemons

Composer(s): Scott Wheeler

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