Beat! Beat! Drums!
by Walt Whitman
Beat! beat! drums!–Blow! bugles! blow!
Through the windows–through doors–burst like a ruthless force,
Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation;
Into the school where the scholar is studying;
Leave not the bridegroom quiet–no happiness must he have now with
Nor the peaceful farmer any peace, plowing his field or gathering his
So fierce you whirr and pound, you drums–so shrill you bugles blow.
Ten Songs (Bacon)
Composer(s): Ernst BaconBuy via Classical Vocal Reprints