My epitaph (Jonathan Adams)

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  • (Posted 2004-01-21)  CPDL #06551:     
Editor: Jonathan Adams (submitted 2004-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: My Epitaph
Composer: Jonathan Adams

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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If there be grief, then let it be but rain,
And this but silver rain for grieving's sake
If these green woods be dreaming here to wake
Within my heart, if I should rouse again.

But I shall sleep, for where is any death
While in these blue hills slumbrous overhead
I'm rooted like a tree? Though I be dead,
This earth that holds me fast will find me breath.