I think the original question was about examples of Twain's words set to
music. I don't know anything about three of the musical works you mention,
but the Jerome Kern was a four part orchestral suite --grandiose mood music
with no lyrics so far as I can remember.
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Subject: Re: Re: Twain lyrics
> I have not kept up with this particular strand of conversations, so I hope
> am not repeating what has been said before.
> There is a musical comedy of the Prince and the Pauper. I know I have a
> somewhere in the house. And there is an older musical--I think with a
> Alan Alda-- called "The Apple". It is based on The Diaries of Adam and
> remember it as being particularly nice. I think I might have an old LP
> it, or at least a tape.
> I believe Jerome Kern also wrote something, perhaps just an overture.
> And there are the Kurt Weill songs for the Huckleberry Finn musical that
> never happened.
> Dennis Kelly