File of proposed lyrics by Burgess for Oedipus the King

Scope and Content

The file contains two pages of lyrics for "Cloud and River", and additional lyrics, beginning "I grow old. Far from the source where I rose", "Young, clean again. Soon I see" and "As the primal sin / Brought a savior in,". The file also includes words for a sacrificial chant in reconstructed Indo-European, with notes on the proposed pronunciation by Burgess.

The original typescript (of which this is a photocopy) has been annotated by Burgess.