from Act III of the English opera The Tender Land
by Aaron Copland
Libretto: Horner Everett
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: A rural farm in Midwest America on the day of graduation, 1930s, June
Synopsis: Martin has decided to run off with Laurie. Top tries to convince him that it is a crazy idea. After all, Martin wouldn't want Laurie living the restless and dangerous life of a drifter.