Come Away, Death

(2005)

"Come Away, Death" is a song by Richard Danielpour setting the text of Shakespeare excerpted from Twelfth Night.

Come Away, Death
by William Shakespeare


Come away, come away, death,
And in sad cypress let me be laid;
Fly away, fly away, breath;
I am slain by a fair cruel maid.
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,
O prepare it!
My part of death, no one so true
Did share it.


Not a flower, not a flower sweet,
On my black coffin let there be strown;
Not a friend, not a friend greet
My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown:
A thousand, thousand sighs to save,
Lay me, O where
Sad true lover never find my grave,
To weep there!


(Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 4)


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