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!
About the headline (FAQ)
- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, Act II, Scene 3 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968), "The soldier drinks" [high voice and piano], from Shakespeare Songs, Book VI, no. 3 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo) , no title
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