Old Tunes

"Old Tunes" is the third song of Lori Laitman's song cycle The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs.

Date: 1992Composer: Lori LaitmanText: Sara TeasdaleSong Collection: The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs

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Old Tunes
by Sara Teasdale

As the waves of perfume, heliotrope, rose,
Float in the garden when no wind blows,
Come to us, go from us, whence no one knows;
So the old tunes float in my mind,
And go from me leaving no trace behind,
Like fragrance borne on the hush of the wind.
but in the instant the airs remain
I know the laughter and the pain
Of times that will not come again.
I try to catch at many a tune
Like petals of light fallen from the moon,
Broken and bright on a dark lagoon.
But they float away-for who can hold
Youth, or perfume or the moon’s gold?

Sheet Music

The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs

Composer(s): Lori Laitman

Song(s): 1. The Metropolitan Tower
2. A Winter Night
3. Old Tunes
4. The Strong House
5. The Hour
6. To a Loose Woman

Voice Type: High

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