Heavenly Grass

The first song in the cycle Blue Mountain Ballads, “Heavenly Grass” is an exquisite monologue in dialect of powerful poetic imagery.

The audio recording features Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. You can download a recording of Blue Mountain Ballads for free through the Instant Encore website with the download code: THSOA2009.

Date: 1946Composer: Paul BowlesText: Tennessee WilliamsSong Collection: Blue Mountain Ballads

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Heavenly Grass
by Tennessee Williams

My feet took a walk in heavenly grass.
All day while the sky shone clear as glass.
My feet took a walk in heavenly grass,
All night while the lonesome stars rolled past.
Then my feet come down to walk on earth,
And my mother cried when she give me birth.
Now my feet walk far and my feet walk fast,
But they still got an itch for heavenly grass.
But they still got an itch for heavenly grass.

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    Blue Mountain Ballads

    Composer(s): Paul Bowles

    Song(s): 1. Heavenly Grass
    2. Lonesome Man
    3. Cabin
    4. Sugar in the Cane

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