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James Joyce at the Piano in Paris, 1939 James Joyce: Music in the Novels and Poems
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James Joyce Quote
Stephen, obviously addressed, looked down on the photo showing a large sized lady, with her fleshy charms on evidence in an open fashion, as she was in the full bloom of womanhood, in evening dress cut ostentatiously low for the occasion to give a liberal display of bosom, with more than vision of breasts, her full lips parted, and some perfect teeth, standing near, ostensibly with gravity, a piano, on the rest of which was In old Madrid, a ballad, pretty in its way, which was then all the vogue.
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[ Ulysses ]

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In Old Madrid

Music by H. Trotère;
words by G. Clifton Bingham

Song Lyrics

Long years ago, in old Madrid,
Where softly sighs of love the light guitar,
Two sparkling eyes a lattice hid,
Two eyes as darkly bright as love's own star!
There on the casement ledge when day was o'er,
A tiny hand was lightly laid;
A face look'd out, as from the river shore,
There stole a tender serenade!
Rang the lover's happy song
Light and low from shore to shore,
But ah! the river flow'd along
Between them evermore!

Come, my love, the stars are shining,
Time is flying,
Love is sighing,
Come, for thee a heart is pining,
Here alone I wait for thee!

Far, far away from old Madrid,
Her lover fell, long years ago, for Spain;
A convent veil those sweet eyes hid;
And all the vows that love had sigh'd were vain!
But still, between the dusk and night, 'tis said,
Her white hand opes the lattice wide,
The faint sweet echo of that serenade,
Floats weirdly o'er the misty tide!
Still she lists her lover's song,
Still he sings upon the shore,
Though flows a stream than all more strong
Between them evermore!

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