|I Think I Could Turn and Live With Animals for SATB Voice and Piano
The words are by Walt Whitman from "Song of Myself"
think I could turn and live with animals,
are so placid and self-contain'd,
stand and look at them long and long.
do not sweat and whine about their condition,
(not a recording, but an electronic version - just to get a sense of the sound)
do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning
one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years
one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.
I Think I Could Turn and Live With Animals for SATB Voices and Piano