by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Where the bee sucks there suck I
Language: English 
  Where the bee sucks there [suck]1 I:
  In a cow-slip's [bell]2 I lie;
  There I couch when owls do cry.
  On a bat's back [I do]3 fly
  After [summer]4 merrily,
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

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1 Arne: "lurk"
2 Arne: "bed"
3 Arne: "do I"
4 Arne: "sunset"

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Ariels sång nr 2
Language: Swedish (Svenska)  after the English 
Samlas honung är jag bi, 
gullvivsklockan bor jag i, 
sover där vid ugglors skri. 
Jag och flädermusen, 
vi flyga sommaren förbi. 
Lustigt och lätt skall jag leva förvisst 
under de blommor som hänga på kvist.

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  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2022-05-03
Line count: 7
Word count: 35