maggie and milly and molly and may

(1991)

"maggie and milly and molly and may" is the first song of John Musto's song cycle, Quiet Songs. The song cycle is published by Peermusic as part of Musto's Collected Songs.

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)


and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and


milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;


and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and


may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.


For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea


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