Lonely People

“Lonely People” is the final work in a collection of Four Songs, which sets poems by Langston Hughes.

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

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    Little Song
    by Langston Hughes

    Lonely people
    In the lonely night
    Grab a lonely dream
    And hold it tight.

    Lonely people
    In the lonely day
    Work to salt
    Their dream away.

    –The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 336

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    The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

    By Langston Hughes

    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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