Port Town

"Port Town" is a song by Ricky Ian Gordon setting a poem by Langston Hughes. The song is part of Ricky Ian Gordon's collection Only Heaven, which sets seventeen poems of Langston Hughes.

Date: 1997Composer: Ricky Ian GordonText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Only Heaven

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Port Town
by Langston Hughes

Hello, sailor boy,
In from the sea!
Hello, sailor,
Come with me!

Come on drink cognac.
Rather have wine?
Come here, I love you.
Come and be mine.

Lights, sailor boy,
Warm, white lights.
Solid land, kid.
Wild, white nights.

Come on, sailor,
Out o’ the sea.
Let’s go, sweetie!
Come with me.

–The Collected Works of Langston Hughes

Books

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

Sheet Music

Only Heaven

Composer(s): Ricky Ian Gordon

Song(s): Harlem Night Song
Daybreak In Alabama
When Sue Wears Red
Late Last Night
Port Town
Angel Wings
Luck
Delinquent
Dream Variations
In Time Of Silver Rain
Song For A Dark Girl
Drum
Litany
Dream
Night: Four Songs
Demand
Stars

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