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Shakespeare Songs, Book VI

Word count: 134

by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968)

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1. Apemantus's grace [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FRE

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Immortal gods, I crave no pelf;
I pray for no man but myself:
Grant I may never prove so fond,
To trust man on his oath or bond;
Or a harlot, for her weeping;
Or a dog, that seems a-sleeping:
Or a keeper with my freedom;
Or my friends, if I should need 'em.
Amen. So fall to't:
Rich men sin, and I eat root.


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2. Arise! [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): DUT FIN FRE GER GER GER GER GER GER ITA

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Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens gate sings,
     and Phœbus gins arise,
[His Steeds to water at those Springs
     on chalic'd Flowres that lyes:]1
And winking Mary-buds begin to ope their Golden eyes
With every thing that pretty is, my Lady sweet arise:
     Arise arise.


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Confirmed with Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623 (Facsimile from the First Folio Edition, London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. 1876), page 377 of the Tragedies.

Note: The poem is Cloten's song in act II, scene 3.

1 omitted by Johnson.

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3. The soldier drinks [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FRE GER

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And let me the canakin clink
A soldier's a man;
A life's but a span;
Why, then, let a soldier drink. 
Some wine, boys!


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