"Waterbird" is included in Richard Hundley's Ten Songs (For High Voice and Piano).

Date: 1988Composer: Richard HundleyText: James Purdy

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by James Purdy

Waterbird, waterbird
gently afloat,
know you my yearning
for places remote?

Water bird, water bird
under the sea,
keep you a kingdom
for sleepers like me?

from An Oyster is a Wealthy Beast by James Purdy.
(Black Sparrow Press)
Copyright 1967 by James Purdy

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Ten Songs (For High Voice and Piano)

Composer(s): Richard Hundley

Voice Type: High

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