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TWELVE NOTES
Lyrics published in: REFLECTIONS: POEMS, LYRICS, AND STORIES
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Words by Judith Weinshall Liberman
Music by Stephen Feig
Copyright © 2012 by Judith Weinshall Liberman

When I hear
A brand new song,
To whatever genre
It may belong,

Whether classical
Or folk,
Hip hop, country
Or even rock,

Whether Jazz
Or darkest Blues,
Or other style
That it might use,

I always marvel
At the fact
The song was made,
And kept intact,

By use of just
Twelve little notes
Put together,
Like magic coats,

In combinations
That astound
'Cause they elsewhere
Cannot be found.

Now, these twelve notes
Can be combined
In ways that are
Quite unconfined,

And can be sung
Real fast or slow,
And loud or soft,
And high or low.

Twelve little notes
Account for all
The songs we hear,
Which us enthrall.