"Song" is a song by Lori Laitman from her song cycle Days and Nights. "Song" sets a poem by Christina Rossetti.

Date: 1995Composer: Lori LaitmanText: Christina RossettiSong Collection: Days and Nights

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by Christina Rossetti

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Sheet Music

Days and Nights

Composer(s): Lori Laitman

Song(s): 1. Along With Me
2. They Might Not Need Me
3. The Night has a Thousand Eyes
4. Over the Fence
5. Song
6. Wild Nights

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