Faithful One

"Faithful One" is a song by Robert Owens setting the poetry of Langston Hughes. The song is from Owens' song cycle Mortal Storm.
Even though the song cycle Mortal Storm is out-of-print, "Faithful One" is currently published in the Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers. Another song from Mortal Storm which is included in this anthology is "Genius Child".

Date: 1969Composer: Robert OwensText: Langston Hughes

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Faithful One
by Langston Hughes

Though I go drunken to her door,
I’m ever so sure she’ll let me in.
Though I wander and stray and wound her sore,
she’ll open the latch when I come again.
No matter what I do or say,
she waits for me at the end of the day.

Sheet Music

Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers, Compiled by Willis C. Patterson

Composer(s): H. Leslie Adams, David Baker, Margaret Bonds, Charles Brown, Cecil Cohen, Noel de Costa, Mark Fax, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Eugene Hancock, Thomas Kerr, Jr., Charles Lloyd, Jr., Wendell Logan, Maurice McCall, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Undine Smith Moore, Robert Owens, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Florence Price, Hale Smith, William Grant Still, Howard Swanson, George Walker, Olly Wilson, John Work, Jr.

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