The Ravens Are Singing (op. 69, no. 1)

"The Ravens Are Singing", the first song of Opus 69, is a setting of a text by Charles O. Roos.

Date: 1924Composer: Arthur FarwellText: Charles O. Roos

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The Ravens Are Singing
by Charles O. Roos

The ravens are singing, heed the drumhead,
Soon warriors bringing their trophies and dead.

The ravens are singing in the cedars,
A red moon walks in the sky,
The lodge smokes are dancing in the treetops,
A red moon walks in the sky!

The corn leaves are talking to the night wind,
A black cloud walks in the sky,
A white owl is calling from the far hill,
A black cloud walks in the sky!

The warriors are coming through ghost dawn pale,
Silence the drumming, sound loud the death wail!

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