Naomi Shihab Nye writes poems for young women, as well as adults. This one is so cute, simple and to the point. I love it, and it was short enough to have fun composing a short rhythmic choral piece based on the words.
Here is the poem:
If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit
you take it off
of course you take it off
it doesn’t worry you
it isn’t your shoe.
Please write to me if you would like a pdf of the score:
Here is a version of the song with 9 singers, recorded at the Conseil des Arts de Montréal on October 27th, 2018.
(Allie Weigh, Krissi Campbell, Avery Gietz, Finn Upham, Chloé Génie, Gwenn Fritau, Catherine Harrison-Boisvert, Melanie Kerridge and Sara Breitkreutz)