spoke joe to jack – high voice

high voice, piano

From the theatrical and humorous song cycle, “Cowboy songs”, on texts by e e cummings..

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Program Note

“spoke joe to jack” is the third movement of the six-movement song cycle “Cowboy Songs”, on texts by e e cummings. Individual movements may be performed separately.

Text

spoke joe to jack
leave her alone
she’s not your gal
jack spoke to joe’s left crashed
pal dropped
o god
alice yells
but who shot up grabbing
had by my throat me
give it him good
a bottle she quick
who    stop
damned fall all we go spill and
chairs and tables the and
bitch
whispers jill
mopping   too bad
dear
sh    not yet
jesus what blood
darling i said

Text by e e cummings

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