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Cows

 

(unison treble voices, piano) 4'20''

Kallman Creates Publications

 

Cows converse about the weather over a laid-back, bluesy accompaniment.

 

 

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Composer's Notes:

This is a lazy, jazz-influenced setting of James Reeves' poem (below). The dialogue between the two cows, sung by different soloists, is conversational in style, offering a contrast to the bluesy feel of the refrain. There are opportunities to make cow and other barnyard noises. Here's the poem:

 

Half the time they munched the grass and all the time they lay
Down in the water meadows, the lazy month of May,
A-chewing, A-moo-ing,
To pass the hours away.

 

"Nice weather", said the brown cow.
"Ah", said the white.
"Grass is very tasty."
"Grass is alright."

 

Half the time they munched the grass...

 

"Rain coming," said the brown cow.
"Ah", said the white.
"Flies is very tiresome"
"Flies really bite."

 

Half the time they munched the grass...

 

"Time to go," said the brown cow.
"Ah", said the white.
"Nice chat."
"Very pleasant."
"'Night."
"Nighty-night."

 

Half the time they munched the grass...