That Shadow, My Likeness

"That Shadow, My Likeness" is also a part of Rorem's Whitman Cantata for men's chorus, 12 brass, and timpani.

Date: 1983Composer: Ned RoremText: Walt Whitman

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That Shadow My Likeness
by Walt Whitman

That shadow, my likeness, that goes to and fro,
seeking a livelihood, chattering, chaffering,
How often I find myself standing and looking at it where it flits,
How often I question and doubt whether that is really me;
But among my lovers, and caroling my songs,
O I never doubt whether that is really me.

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50 Collected Songs (high and low voice)

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

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