“Millay D” By Joe Credit III
Words from “Journal” from Mine the Harvest by Edna St. Vincent Millay
tune string 6 to D (re) and string 1 to d (re')
intro: Dm (h.o. F, h.o. C) and Chorus
harmonics: 4/7 4/12… 4/7 4/5
1. That need is mine which
comes to each
To speak aloud in honest
What doubts and dogmas have
The shadowy acres of his mind.
If I, making my awkward way
Among my cluttered thoughts some day,
The lost and ominous key should find
To the sealed chamber of my mind,
Ch: Would I the secret room explore
And, knowing what I know, know more?
As in that chamber might be found;
F G Dm
Else now I should be underground.
2. What fearful thing might
not there be
Therein, to take away from me
The remnant of my little hour?
Which, dark though it be, is not so dour
3. It might be, now I think
That such a key would nicely fit
In which case, it would be fairly wise
To leave it lying where it
lies (Ch 2x)