Silhouette

(1987)
"Silhouette" is the first song in Musto's song cycle Shadow of the Blues.

Silhouette
by Langston Hughes

Southern gentle lady,
Do not swoon.
They've just hung a black man
In the dark of the moon.

They've hung a black man
To a roadside tree
In the dark of the moon
For the world to see
How Dixie protects
Its white womanhood.

Southern gentle lady,
Be good!
Be good!

--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 305

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