A Piper

Micheal Head


A Piper was written by Michael Head, a notable English composer whose work consisted mostly of songs. The words are by Seamus O` Sullivan. 

I must admit I was quite taken by the way the Head showcases the voice and learned a fair number of his songs during a particular period of my vocal development.


A piper in the streets today
Set up and tuned, and started to play
And away, away, away on the tide
Of his music we started: on every side
Doors and windows were opened wide,
And men left down their work and came,
And women with petticoats coloured like flame,
And little bare feet that were blue with cold,
Went dancing, dancing back to the age of gold
And all the world went gay, went gay
For half and hour in the streets today



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