The Crazy Woman

(1991)

"The Crazy Woman" is the third song in William Bolcom's cycle I Will Breathe a Mountain, which sets the poetry of several American women poets. The cycle is for mezzo-soprano and piano.

The Crazy Woman

The Crazy Woman
by Gwendolyn Brooks


I shall not sing a May song.
A May song should be gay.
I'll wait until November
And sing a song of gray.


I'll wait until November.
That is the time for me.|
I'll go out in the frosty dark
And sing most terribly


And all the little people
Will stare at me and say,
"That is the Crazy Woman
Who would not sing in May."


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