Strange Hurt: Short Version

"Strange Hurt: Short Version" is the first version of the sixth song in Ricky Ian Gordon's Genius Child song cycle.

Date: 1995Composer: Ricky Ian GordonText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

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Strange Hurt
by Langston Hughes

In times of stormy weather
She felt queer pain
That said,
“You’ll find rain better
Than shelter from the rain.”

Days filled with fiery sunshine
Strange hurt she knew
That made
Her seek the burning sunlight
Rather than the shade

In months of snowy winter
When cozy houses hold,
She’d break down doors
To wander naked
In the cold.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 63

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

Sheet Music

Genius Child

Composer(s): Ricky Ian Gordon

Song(s): 1. Winter Moon
2. Genius Child
3. Kid in the Park
4. To Be Somebody
5. Troubled Woman
6. Strange Hurt: Long Version
7. Strange Hurt: Short Version
8. Prayer
9. Border Line
10. My People
11. Joy

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