The Old Horse in the City

"The Old Horse in the City" is the third song of Jake Heggie's song cycle The Moon is a Mirror.

Date: 2001Composer: Jake HeggieText: Vachel LindsaySong Collection: The Moon Is a Mirror

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The Old Horse in the City
by Vachel Lindsay

The moon’s a peck of corn. It lies
Heaped up for me to eat.
I wish that I might climb the path
And taste that supper sweet.

Men feed me straw and scanty grain
And beat me till I’m sore.
Some day I’ll break the halter-rope
And smash the stable-door,

Run down the street and mount the hill
Just as the corn appears.
I’ve seen it rise at certain times
For years and years and years.

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Composer(s): Jake Heggie

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