To My Little Son

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"To My Little Son" is an undated song by Florence Price setting a poem by Julia Johnson Davis. The song is published through Classical Vocal Reprints in a 2010 edition entitled Five Art Songs, edited by Rae Linda Brown.

To My Little Son
by Julia Johnson Davis


In your face I sometimes see
Shadowings of the man to be,
And, eager,
Dream of what my son shall be,
Dream of what my son will be,
In twenty years and one.


When you are to manhood grown,
And all your manhood ways are known,
Then shall I, blissful, try to trace
The child you once were in your face.


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