Song

(1982)

"Song" is the fourth song of Simon Sargon's song cycle Bitter For Sweet, which sets six poems of Christina Rossetti.

Sheet music for Mr. Sargon's songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

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The audio selection in the player to the right features Eric Halfvarson, bass, and Simon Sargon, piano. Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.

When I Am Dead, My Dearest
by Christina Rossetti


When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.


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