Be my love
Based on 'The Passionate Pilgrim'
Live with me and be my love
And we all the pleasures prove
And if these pleasures make thee move
Then live with me and be my love...
Lover and his lass
'As you like it'- act 5 scene 3
It was a lover and his lass
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o’er the green cornfield did pass,
In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring...
Full fathom five
'The Tempest'- act 1 scene 2
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade...
Under a greenwood tree
'As you like it'- act 2 scene 5
Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Come hither, come hither...
'Othello'- act 4 scene 3
The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree,
Sing willow, willow, willow.
Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee,
Sing willow, willow, willow...
The Tempest'- act 4 scene 1
Honor, riches, marriage, blessing,
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you.
Juno sings her blessings on you
Where the bee sucks
'The Tempest'- act 5 scene 1
Where the bee sucks, there suck I.
In a cowslip’s bell I lie.
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
The lark song
based on 'Cymbeline'- act 2 scene 2
The lark at heaven's gate does sing
And winking Mary-buds begin
To open their golden eyes.
If in your sleep you living miss
With every thing that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise...
The master, the swabber...
'The Tempest'- act 2 scene 2
The master, the swabber, the boatswain and I,
The gunner and his mate
Loved Mall, Meg and Marian and Margery,
But none of us cared for Kate;
Seals of love
Measure for measure'- act 4 scene 1
Take, O, take those lips away,
That so sweetly were forsworn;
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn:
But my kisses bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain
The Tempest'- act 2 scene 1
While you here do snoring lie,
His time doth take.
If of life you keep a care,
Shake off slumber and beware.
A Midsummer Night's Dream'
act 2 scene 2
Oh, mistress mine...
'Twelfth Night'- act 2 scene 3
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O, stay and hear! Your true love’s coming,
That can sing both high and low:
Trip no further, pretty sweeting.
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man’s son doth know...
Songs on the texts of William Blake, Francoise Villon, Jean-Baptist Molière, Alexander Pushkin
Heaven & Hell...
Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.
Am I not a fly like thee?
Or art not thou a man like me?
I Dreamt a Dream! what can it mean?
I dreamt that I was a maiden Queen:
Guarded by an Angel mild:
Witless woe, was ne'er beguil'd!
Ballade of comparissons
So rough the goat wil schratch, it can not sleep
So often a pot goes to the well, that it breaks
So good is a man as is his praise
So loud you cry, that Christmas comes
Buvons chers amis
Buvons chers amis, buvons,
Le temps qui fuit nous y convie ;
Profitons de la vie
Autant que nous pouvons...
Marquise si mon visage
Marquise si mon visage
A quelques traits un peu vieux,
Souvenez-vous qu’à mon âge
Vous ne vaudrez guère mieux…
Once in our country
Once in this our country
Peace and plenty rules
Once upon a Sunday
Holy Church was filled....