Come Away, Death

"Come Away, Death" is a song by Richard Danielpour setting the text of Shakespeare excerpted from Twelfth Night.

Date: 2005Composer: Richard DanielpourText: William Shakespeare

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Come Away, Death
by William Shakespeare

Come away, come away, death,
And in sad cypress let me be laid;
Fly away, fly away, breath;
I am slain by a fair cruel maid.
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,
O prepare it!
My part of death, no one so true
Did share it.

Not a flower, not a flower sweet,
On my black coffin let there be strown;
Not a friend, not a friend greet
My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown:
A thousand, thousand sighs to save,
Lay me, O where
Sad true lover never find my grave,
To weep there!

(Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 4)

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Come Away, Death

Composer(s): Richard Danielpour

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