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Selections from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Selections from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

This spoken word recording is composed of 10 poems selected from Walt Whitman’s collection Leaves of Grass. Whitman’s work was first published in 1855 and consisted of just 12 poems; he continued to add to Leaves of Grass for the next 36 years, completing the final edition of 400 poems in 1891. Poems selected for this recording include “Pioneers! O Pioneers!,” “O Captain! My Captain!,” and “I Hear America Singing.” The poems are read by The University Players, whose university and members are unidentified. The liner notes include the text of the 10 poems.

Track Listing

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For You O Democracy - "Calamus" The University Players 0:59
102
I Hear America Singing - "Inscriptions" The University Players 1:12
103
Pioneers! O Pioneers! - "Birds of Passage" The University Players 6:33
104
Song of the Open Road - "Calamus" The University Players 18:31
201
This Dust Was Once the Man - "Memories of President Lincoln" The University Players 0:48
202
Hush'd Be the Camps Today The University Players 1:05
203
O Captain, My Captain The University Players 2:12
204
A Boston Ballad - 1854 - "By the Roadside" The University Players 3:20
205
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking - "Sea-Drift" The University Players 11:10
206
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry - "Calamus" The University Players 12:15

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