Don't Let That Horse--

(1996)

"Don't Let That Horse--" is a song by Christopher Berg for medium voice and violin. The song sets a poem of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Don't Let That Horse...
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti


Don’t let that horse
eat that violin


cried Chagall’s mother


But he
kept right on
painting


And became famous


And kept on painting
The Horse With Violin In Mouth


And when he finally finished it
he jumped up upon the horse
and rode away
waving the violin


And then with a low bow gave it
to the first naked nude he ran across


And there were no strings
attached


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