Just-Spring

"Just-Spring" is a song of John Duke from 1949. The song sets the poem titled "in Just-" by e. e. cummings. "Just-Spring" is currently published in the volume Songs Through the Centuries: 41 Vocal Repertoire Pieces from the 17th Century Through the 20th Centuries (Carl Fischer).


Please note that the text of the poem is posted in "lyrics" form, and not in the typographical layout of the original publication.


The poem "in Just-" was first published in Five Poems, in the periodical The Dial, Vol. 68 No. 5, May 1920.

Date: 1949Composer: John Woods DukeText: E. E. Cummings

Print vitals & song text

Text

in Just-
by e. e. cummings

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee —

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it’s
spring
and
the

goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee

Books

E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962

By E. E. Cummings

Sheet Music

Songs Through the Centuries: 41 Vocal Repertoire Pieces from the 17th Century Through the 20th Centuries

Composer(s): John Duke

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