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I Shall Walk Proudly
Sheet music for "I Shall Walk Proudly;" the poem was written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by Gerhardt Dorn. The lyrics say "I shall/ walk proudly through these lonely/ ways because I once walked proudly by your side/ not even death can rob me of the bride whose beauty/ made man love and woman praise. I wear with pride the/ splendor that you shed upon my days./ So walks a warrior's steed behind the pall and so the aide behind the/ nation's head and so the bridesmaid to the wedding strain,/ and so I walk, who, having lost my all,/ go with the valiant bearing of the dead and wear, like her, the/ smile above the pain."
The Visitor
Sheet music for "The Visitor," for tenor voice. The poem is written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by George Minter. The lyrics concern a dream wherein a man encounters the boy he once was - interested in freedom, truth, love, and fame instead of the heavenly.