All day I hear

"All day I hear" is the second song from Gardner Read's Songs for a Rainy Night, op. 48 and sets James Joyce's poetry to music.

Date: 1940Composer: Gardner ReadText: James JoyceSong Collection: Songs for a Rainy Night, op. 48

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All day I hear

by James Joyce


All day I hear the noise of waters making moan,

Sad as the sea-bird is when, going forth alone,

He hears the winds cry to the water’s monotone.

The gray winds, the cold winds are blowing where I go.

I hear the noise of many waters, far below.

All day, all night, I hear them flowing to and fro. 


Gardner Read: The Art of Song

(William Blake, Frances Frost, James Joyce, Gardner Read, Henry Russell, Rabindranath Tagore and Jean Starr Untermeyer)


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