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Lisa Bielawa THE BOAT for three sopranos 1996

text by Gertrude Stein: from "Advertisements" I was so disappointed in the boat. It was larger than the other. It did not have more accomodation. It made the noise which was disagreeable. I feel that I would have been willing to say that I liked it if I had not seen it when it was painted. It is well never to deceive me.


The Boat for Marion, Katie and Alexandra May, 1996

Gertrude Stein

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& 58 œ . P

Katie

œ.

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was

& 58 ‰ b œ œ œ œ ‰ b œ œ œ œ P

Alexandra

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I

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I

was

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f

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made

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34

which was

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was

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more ac - co - mo - da

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did

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the boat

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34

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more

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not have

was

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than

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32

was

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30

bœ œ J

cresc.

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boat

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& œ œ ˙.

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that

I

liked

it

ve - ry well

&

if

Œ

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if

3 bœ 4 œ b œ &4

M

& 44

feel

that

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I

had

not

seen

it

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57

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will - ing

to

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it

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it

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bœ œ ˙ it

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it

when

it was paint - ed

44

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Œ

it was

57

M

I

nœ œ ˙ .

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3

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it waspaint-ed

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!

55

K

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Œ

had not seen it when

bœ œ ˙ .

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55

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bœ œ ˙ .

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that

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f œ œ I

was


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M

&

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&

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.

dis - ap

-

point - ed

in

j œ bœ bœ

M

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-

K

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66

66

j œ œ œ nœ

ap - point

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the

-

boat

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than the

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was

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was

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was

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bœ œ œ œ bœ

so

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to

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to

say

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to

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it

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boat.

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was

bœ .

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œ œ

that

was

‰ œ nœ œ œ

the

in

that

so

oth - er

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than the

bœ œ œ œ œ

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wouldhave been

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was

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f œ œ

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so

Œ.

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60

f œ œ

it

œ œ ve - ry

œ œ ve - ry

œ œ œ œ œ œ œ #œ œ œ œ œ œ œ

liked it

ve - ry well

if

I

had - n't seen it when

it

was


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well 74

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if

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it

had

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seen

it

when it was

if

I

had

not

seen

it

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4 F & 4 #œ œ It

is

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83

M

&

well

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well

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was

dis - ap-point - ed

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A

&

the boat

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was

in

68

u˙ .

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the

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boat

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was

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so

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u˙ .

nev - er to de - ceive

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me

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p I

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me

nev - er to de - ceive

83

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paint - ed

when it was

79

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paint - ed

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when it was

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j # œ œ œ œ œ œ œ #œ œ œ œ œ œ #œ œ paint - ed

79

œ œ J

#œ œ œ œ œ œ œ

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than

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in

the boat

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have

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86

M

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did

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86

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94

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