The Silver Swan

"The Silver Swan" is a song by Lori Laitman. The poem is by an anonymous author, but is sometimes contributed to English composer Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625).

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Composer: Lori LaitmanText: Anonymous

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The Silver Swan

The silver swan who, living, had no note,
when death approached, unlocked her silent throat.

Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
thus sung her first and last, and sung no more:

“Farewell all joys, O death come close mine eyes.
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.”

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    The Silver Swan

    Composer(s): Lori Laitman

    Voice Type: High

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