Old Black Men

"Old Black Men" is the fourth song in Dorothy Rudd Moore's song cycle From the Dark Tower for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano. The text is by Georgia Douglas Johnson.

Date: 1972Composer: Dorothy Rudd MooreText: Georgia Douglas JohnsonSong Collection: From the Dark Tower

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Old Black Men

They have dreamed as young men dream
Of glory, love and power;
They have hoped as youth will hope
Of life’s sun-minted hour.

They have seen as other saw
Their bubbles burst in air,
And they have learned to live it down
As though they did not care.


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