Ophelia's Song

(1999)

"Ophelia's Song" is the first song of Jake Heggie's song cycle Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia.

Ophelia's Song
by Jake Heggie


The hills are green, my dear one,
and blossoms are filling the air.
The spring is arisen and I am a prisoner there.


In this flowery field I'll lay me
and dream of the open air.
The spring is arisen and I am a prisoner there.


Taste of the honey. Sip of the wine.
Pine for a chalice of gold.
I have a dear one and he is mine.
Thicker than water. Water so cold.


In this flowery field I'll lay me
and dream of the open air.
The spring is arisen and I am a prisoner there.


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