"Longing" is the third movement of a song cycle by Adolphus Hailstork with text by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Date: 1994Composer: Adolphus C. HailstorkText: Paul Laurence DunbarSong Collection: Four Romantic Love Songs

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If you could sit with me

Beside the sea today,

and whisper with me the sweetest dreamings

o’er and o’er.

I think I should not find the clouds

so dim and gray,

And not so loud

the waves complaining at the shore.

If you could sit with me up on the shore today,

And hold my hand in yours as in the days of old.

I think I should not mind the chill baptismal spray,


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