The Return from Town

"The Return from Town" is the fourth song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle Five Millay Songs.

Date: 1960Composer: H. Leslie AdamsText: Edna St. Vincent MillaySong Collection: Five Millay Songs

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The Return from Town
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

As I sat down by Saddle Stream
To bathe my dusty feet there,
A boy was standing on the bridge
Any girl would meet there.

As I went over Woody Knob
And dipped into the Hollow,
A youth was coming up the hill
Any maid would follow.

Then in I turned at my own gate, –
And nothing to be sad for –
To such a man as any wife
Would pass a pretty lad for.

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