The Cage

"The Cage" is the 64th song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs.

The audio recording of "The Cage" features Rayanne Dupuis, soprano, and Antoine Palloc, piano. These songs are from the album The Side Show: Songs of Charles Ives, and are available thanks to the generosity of the performers.

Date: 1906Composer: Charles IvesText: Charles Ives

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The Cage
by Charles Ives

A leopard went around his cage
from one side back to the other side;
he stopped only when the keeper came around with meat;
A boy who had been there three hours
began to wonder, “Is life anything like that?”


The Side Show: Songs of Charles Ives

(Charles Ives)




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    Composer(s): Charles Ives

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