possibly by John Fletcher (1579 - 1625) and possibly by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Paavo Cajander (1846 - 1913)

Orpheus with his lute made trees
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain-tops that freeze,
Bow themselves, when he did sing:	

To his music, plants and flowers
Ever [sprung]1; as sun and showers
There had made a lasting spring.

Everything that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
Hung their heads, and then lay by.

In sweet music is such art:
Killing care and grief of heart
Fall asleep, or, hearing, die.

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Quoted in Shakespeare's Henry VIII, Act III scene 1
1 Greene: "rose"; Blitzstein: "sprang"

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Orpheon kun kannel kaikui
Language: Finnish (Suomi)  after the English 
Orpheon kun kannel kaikui,
Puut ja lumivuoret taipui
Kumartuen kuulemaan;

Kukka nousi, heinä hieno,
Niinkuin loisi päivä vieno
Iki-kevään päälle maan.

Kaikki, mikä soiton kuuli,
Itse meren ärjy tuuli
Tyyntyi, laski levolleen.

Sulosoittoon huolet hukkuu,
Sydämmenkin tuska nukkuu
Taikka kuolee hiljalleen.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:30
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