Your Lips are Wine

"Your Lips are Wine" is the second song of Henry Burleigh's song cycle Passionale, which sets the poetry of James Weldon Johnson.

Date: 1915Composer: Henry BurleighText: James Weldon JohnsonSong Collection: Passionale

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    Your Lips are Wine
    by James Weldon Johnson

    Your lips are wine, —
    O Heart’s Desire,
    Give me the flame
    Of their passion-kindling fire;
    The world melts away
    In the glow of your kiss,
    And leaves just you and me,
    Alone in silent bliss.

    Your lips again,
    Give them to mine,
    One more full draught
    Of their nectar’d anodyne.
    In the fold of your arms
    Lull me softly, softly until
    There comes the wondrous calm
    Of love so deep and still.

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    "Your Lips are Wine"

    Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

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    "Passionale"

    Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

    Song(s): 1. Her Eyes, Twin Pools
    2. Your Lips are Wine
    3. Your Eyes So Deep
    4. The Glory of the Day was in Her Face

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    Passionale

    Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

    Song(s): 1. Her Eyes, Twin Pools
    2. Your Lips are Wine
    3. Your Eyes So Deep
    4. The Glory of the Day was in Her Face

    Voice Type: High

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