"The Shroud" is the fourth and final song of Lee Hoiby's song cycle Night Songs: Four Poems of Adelaide Crapsey.
The song cycle is published by Classical Vocal Reprints.
by Adelaide Crapsey
I make my shroud but no one knows,
So shimmering fine it is and fair,
With stitches set in even rows.
I make my shroud but no one knows.
In door-way where the lilac blows,
Humming a little wandering air,
I make my shroud and no one knows,
So shimmering fine it is and fair.