Seven Country Songs

“Frostiana” by Randall Thompson

Musical setting of seven poems by Robert Frost.

The first poem:


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both,
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could.

To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh.

Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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