What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said

"What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said" is the seventh song of Jake Heggie's song cycle Songs to the Moon.

Date: 1998Composer: Jake HeggieText: Vachel LindsaySong Collection: Songs to the Moon

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What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said
by Vachel Lindsay

The moon’s a gong, hung in the wild,
Whose song the fays hold dear.
Of course you do not hear it, child.
It takes a FAIRY ear.

The full moon is a splendid gong
That beats as night grows still.
It sounds above the evening song
Of dove or whippoorwill.

Books

Collected Poems of Vachel Lindsay

By Vachel Lindsay

Sheet Music

The Faces of Love (Book 2)

Composer(s): Jake Heggie

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