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Music by Kurt Weill
Words by Langston Hughes

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I’ve looked in the windows at diamonds, / They’re beautiful, but they’re cold.
I’ve seen Broadway stars in fur coats / That cost a fortune, so I’m told

I guess I’d look nice in diamonds, / And sables might add to my charms,
But if someone I don’t care for would buy them, / I’d rather have two loving arms.

What good would the moon be, / Unless the right one shared it’s beams.
What good would dreams come true be, / If love wasn’t in those dreams.

And a primrose path, / What would be the fun
Of walking down a path like that / Without the right one?

What good would the night be / Without the right lips whispering low,
Kiss me oh darling kiss me, / While evening stars still glow.

No it won’t be a primrose path for me, / No it won’t be diamonds and gold,
But maybe it will be / Someone who loves me,
Someone who loves just me / To have and to hold.

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from Music in the Moonlight, released December 15, 2015

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Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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