Pinwheel of Death

Hale Smith


SONGS

Writers Hale Smith

Genres Classical, Seasons, Marriage

Recorded 2007

Lyrics Text by Lu Yun:

WHEN DAISIES PIED
AND VIOLETS BLUE
AND LADY SMOCKS
ALL SILVER-WHITE
AND CUCKOO-BUDS
OF YELLOW HUE
DO PAINT THE MEADOWS
WITH DELIGHT.
THE CUCKOO THEN,
ON EVERY TREE,
MOCKS MARRIED MEN
FOR THUS SINGS HE,
CUCKOO
CUCKOO,
CUCKOO:
O WORDS OF FEAR,
UNPLEASING
TO A MARRIED EAR!

WHEN SHEPHARDS PIPE
ON OATEN SWTRAWS,
AND MERRY LARKS
ARE PLOUGHMEN'S CLOCKS,
WHEN TURTLES TREAD,
AND ROOKS,
AND DAWS,
AND MAIDENS
BLEACH THEIR SUMMERSMOCKS,
THE CUCKOO THEN,
ON EVERY TREE,
MOCKS MARRIED MEN
FOR THUS SINGS HE,
CUCKOO
CUCKOO,
CUCKOO:
O WORDS OF FEAR,
UNPLEASING
TO A MARRIED EAR!