Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Song Lyric of the Day (Yip Harburg, on the Dour Profits of Genius)

"Mozart died a pauper
Heine lived in dread
Foster died in Bellevue
Homer begged for bread
Genius pays off handsomely—
After you are dead.” —Lyricist E. Y. (Yip) Harburg (The Wizard of Oz), quoted in “Good Vibrations: Sarah Ruhl and ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Score,” The New Yorker, November 30, 2008

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