I shall forget you

"I shall forget you" is the third song of Scott Wheeler's song cycle Wasting the Night, which sets the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Date: 1990Composer: Scott WheelerText: Edna St. Vincent MillaySong Collection: Wasting the Night

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I shall forget you
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I shall forget you presently, my dear,
So make the most of this, your little day,
Your little month, your little half a year,
Ere I forget, or die, or move away,
And we are done forever; by and by
I shall forget you, as I said, but now,
If you entreat me with your loveliest lie
I will protest you with my favourite vow.
I would indeed that love were longer-lived,
And oaths were not so brittle as they are,
But so it is, and nature has contrived
To struggle on without a break thus far,—
Whether or not we find what we are seeking
Is idle, biologically speaking.

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Wasting the Night

Composer(s): Scott Wheeler

Song(s): 1. Thursday 2. Recuerdo 3. I shall forget you 4. Time does not bring relief 5. The Betrothal

Voice Type: Soprano

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