BLAKE SONGS 5. Infant Joy & 6. The Fly: music by David Edgar Walther. Performed by the composer, bass-baritone, with Dr. Sam Walter, pianist. Here is the poem by William Blake:
5. Infant Joy: I have no name I am but two days old.— What shall I call thee? I happy am Joy is my name,— Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy but two days old, Sweet joy I call thee; Thou dost smile. I sing the while Sweet joy befall thee.
6. The Fly: Little fly, Thy summer’s play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? For I dance And drink and sing, Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing. If thought is life And strength and breath, And the want Of thought is death, Then am I A happy fly, If I live, Or if I die.