In the Woods

(1945)

"In the Woods" is a song with text and music both written by Paul Bowles. Twice in the song, Bowles asks the singer to whistle.

In the Woods
by Paul Bowles


In the woods she hears a bird
making music for himself
and not for her.
And the sun goes away,
leaving shadows in the woods.


And the wind across her face
Dries the tears that careless thoughts
can sometimes bring.


And she goes like the bird,
singing, singing all alone
to herself in the woods.


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