Carolina Cabin

"Carolina Cabin" is the third song of Jean Berger's song cycle Four Songs, which sets the poetry of Langston Hughes.

Date: 1951Composer: Jean BergerText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Four Songs

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Carolina Cabin
by Langston Hughes

There’s hanging moss
And holly
And tall straight pine
About this little cabin
In the wood.

Inside
A crackling fire,
Warm red wine,
And youth and life
And laughter
That is good.

Outside
The world is gloomy,
The winds of winter cold,
As down the road
A wandering poet
Must roam.

But here there’s peace
And laughter
And love’s old story told–
Where two people
Make a home.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 331

Sheet Music

Four Songs (Jean Berger)

Composer(s): Jean Berger

Song(s): In Time of Silver Rain
2. Heart
3. Carolina Cabin
4. Lonely People

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Books

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

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