from Act II of the English opera The Tender Land
by Aaron Copland
Libretto: Horner Everett
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: A rural farm in Midwest America on the day before graduation, 1930s, June
Synopsis: Martin tells Laurie that he has grown tired of traveling around. He would rather stay in one place and work the land and find a wife. He suggests that perhaps Laurie could be that wife.