James Joyce's Only Known Composition: "Bid Adieu To Girlish Days"
Bid adieu, adieu, adieu,
Bid adieu to girlish days,
Happy Love is come to woo
Thee and woo thy girlish ways—
The zone that doth become thee fair,
The snood upon thy yellow hair,
When thou hast heard his name upon
The bugles of the cherubim
Begin thou softly to unzone
Thy girlish bosom unto him
And softly to undo the snood
That is the sign of maidenhood.
Words and music by Joyce; Kevin McDermott, tenor, and Ralph Richey, pianist. The great poet's way with words is certainly apparent in this song's lovely and elegant lyrics. Sunphone Records, 1981.
Bid Adieu to Girlish Days
Recorded 22 July 1949 BBC radio
Sung by George Joyce