Fantasy (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-14)  CPDL #60155:         
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-08-14).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Fantasy
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: Barbara Rosen

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: AB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2007

Description: This duet was written when John (the conductor of the Street Singers and the bass to my alto in this performance) was trying to teach me to ride a bike. I was 62 at the time and not ept – but he eventually succeeded. His bike was a big, tall scary thing I christened Wasp; my own no-speed pedal-brake model was a pretty, bright blue one. I named her Dragonfly. Yes, the fantasy came true.


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Original text and translations

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Wasp and Dragonfly, side by side: pedal, rest and glide.
The birds, if we watch, will teach us how to fly:
Beat their wings against the air till they rise effortlessly into the sky.
Wasp and Dragonfly, side by side: pedal, rest and glide.
High on the thermals they ride while below we're astride
Wasp and Dragonfly, side by side.