Cabaret Songs

Song Cycle by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

Word count: 998

1. Tell me the truth about love [sung text checked 1 time]

Some say that Love's a little boy
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Note: Britten's setting begins with a spoken line that does not appear in the Auden poem: "Liebe l'amour amor amoris."
1 Britten: "it's"
2 Britten: "it"

2. Funeral Blues [sung text checked 1 time]

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone
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1 Britten: "bands"
2 Britten: "could"

3. Johnny [sung text checked 1 time]

O the valley in the summer where I and my John
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1 Britten: "grass"
2 Britten: "Whispered so soft in"
3 Britten: "the evening"
4 Britten: "like ivy"
5 Britten: "gold and silver"
6 Britten: "Johnny"
7 Britten: "down"

4. Calypso [sung text checked 1 time]

Driver, drive faster and make a good run
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1 added by Britten.