Jon Langford - Under a Hat Rim

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WHILE the hum and the hurry

Of passing footfalls

Beat in my ear like the restless surf

Of a wind-blown sea,

A soul came to me

Out of the look on a face.
Eyes like a lake

Where a storm-wind roams

Caught me from under

The rim of a hat.

 I thought of a midsea wreck

 and bruised fingers clinging

 to a broken state-room door.


from Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems, released October 14, 2016
Jean Cook: violin
Therese Cox: accordion
Andrew Hall: upright bass
Clara Kennedy: cello
Jon Langford: vocals
Dana Lyn: violin
Jon Natchez: clarinet
Jessica Pavone: viola
Kelly Pratt: trumpet
Mike Pride: drums & percussion

Lyrics by Carl Sandburg, Music by David Nagler


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David Nagler is a Brooklyn-based musician and songwriter. He is the musical director for Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders as well as the founder and frontperson for NY metropolitan area pop group Nova Social.

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