The Shroud

(1996)

"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.

Song
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.


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