Come away, death (George Alexander Macfarren)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-03-09). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 132 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Description: Shakespeare Songs no. 3.
Original text and translations
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!