We are the roadside flowers, Straying from garden grounds,-- Lovers of idle hours, Breakers of ordered bounds.
If only the earth will feed us, If only the wind be kind, We blossom for those who need us, The stragglers left behind.
And lo, the Lord of the Garden, He makes his sun to rise, And his rain to fall with pardon On our dusty paradise.
- Bliss Carman (1862-1929)
In “Roadside Flowers” both singers and pianist are highlighted equally. With lyrical melody lines, free-spirited accompaniment and beautiful text, this duet is a real winner with singers of all ages and development. Well suited for a multitude of performance occasions too!