On the Way [가는길]

Instrumentation | tenor and piano

Year | 2017

Duration | 5' 30"

Premiere | Premiered by Yongmin Kim and Jungyoon Wie at the Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM, Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor, MI) on November 28, 2017

Text | So-wol Kim (1902-1934)

가는길

On the Way

그립다

I yearn for you

말을 할까

Should I speak to you

하니 그리워.
I do not know

그냥 갈까

Should I just leave

그래도

But,

다시 더 한번.......

Again, once more

저 산에도 까마귀, 들에 까마귀
Crows from the mountain and from the field

서산에는 해 진다고

As the sun fades away

지저귑니다.

They call

앞강물 뒷강물

River from both ways

흐르는 물은

is flowing,

어서 따라오라고 따라가자고

tells me to follow

흘러도 연달라 흐릅디다려

flowing incessantly