A Very Short Song

Collaborator: Dorothy Parker (poem)

Song Type: , ,

Associated Artists: Laura Osnes, Andréa Burns

Georgia wishes to thank the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for authorizing this use of Dorothy Parker’s work.


Once, when I was young a true,
Someone left me sad–
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.