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Rabia El Basri

Reality

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Charlotte Brönte

Parting

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Makhosazana Xaba

Brakpan 2002

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Lady Mary Chudleigh

To The Ladies

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Rosemonde Gèrard

L'Eternelle Chanson

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Anonymous Irish Woman

Still She Cried

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I know my love….. anoniem 19e eeuws lied. Voor het eerst gepubliceerd door de Ierse componist Herbert Hughes in 1909. Het lied gaat over een arm Iers echtpaar, verteld door de vrouw. De vrouw is weefster en kan kleren voor hem maken. Maar hij gaat op stap, naar danshuizen en andere vrouwen. Ze is bang dat hij, zoals zovelen, naar de USA zal vertrekken en daar met een Amerikaanse trouwt.

Still she cried
I know my love by his way of walking
And I know my love by his way of talking
And I know my love dressed in a suit of blue
And if my love leaves me what will I do...

And still she cried, I love him the best
And a troubled mind sure can know no rest
And still she cried, Bonny boys are few
And if my love leaves me what will I do

There is a dance house in Maradyke
And there my true love goes every night
He takes a strange girl upon his knee
Well now don't you think that that vexes me?

And still she cried, I love him the best
And a troubled mind sure can know no rest
And still she cried, Bonny boys are few
And if my love leaves me what will I do

If my love knew I can wash and wring
If my love knew I can sew and spin
I'd make a coat of the finest kind
But the want of money sure leaves me behind

And still she cried, I love him the best
And a troubled mind sure can know no rest
And still she cried, Bonny boys are few
And if my love leaves me what will I do


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Sarah Teasdale

After Love

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Edna st. Vincent Millay

Bluebeard

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Frances Cornford

The Old Witch In The Copse

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Delmira Augustini

Mi Musa Triste

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