Beside the ungathered rice, he lay.

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Composer:Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (1875-1912)
Lyricist:Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
First Line:Beside th'ungather'd rice he lay
Instruments:Piano, SATB
Submitter:Woodroffe, Richard
Email:richard.woodroffe (e-mail)
Story about a slave from the Longfellow poem "The Slave's Dream"
"The Slave's Dream" is one of eight anti-slavery poems in the Longfellow collection.
A beautifully crafted and emotionally moving poem, it mesmerizes the reader with the last thoughts of an African King bound to slavery,
as he lies dying in a field of rice.