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Shakespeare's Songs Not surprisingly, Shakespeare alludes to or includes the text of well over one hundred songs in his works. Music was an integral part of Elizabethan life, as it is today. London publishers were constantly producing broadside ballads, madrigals, and consort pieces, and most educated people could read music and play a tune on a recorder, lute, or viola da gamba. Shakespeare's characters are a reflection of his times and they too depend on music for moments of comedy Sweet Kate - Various - Music Of Shakespeares Time poignancy, whether it be a drunken sing-along at a crowded table, or a gloomy rhyme borne out of love's disillusionment.
Lorenzo summarizes the importance of music and song in The Merchant of Venice : The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not Sweet Kate - Various - Music Of Shakespeares Time with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night And his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.
Mark the music. Come, thou monarch of the vine, Plumpy Bacchuswith pink eyne! In thy fats our cares be drown'd, With thy grapes our hairs be crown'd: Cup us, till the world go round, Cup us, till the world go round! Antony and Cleopatra2. Here shall he see No enemy But winter and rough weather. As You Like It2. This life is most jolly. Por Favor Senorita - Various - Die Deutsche Schlagerparade 4/89, freeze, thou bitter sky, Thou dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot: Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As friend remember'd not.
Cymbeline2. Cymbeline4. By his cockle hat and staff, And his sandal shoon. Hamlet4. Then Loffciamcore And odaxelagnia - Party Warfare!!! he rose, and donn'd his clothes, And dupp'd the chamber-door; Let in the maid, that out a maid Never departed more. Young men will do't, if they come to't; By cock, they are to blame. They bore him barefac'd on the bier: Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny: And in his grave rain'd many a tear.
O, how the wheel becomes it! It is the false Sweet Kate - Various - Music Of Shakespeares Time , that stole his master's daughter. Hamlet, 4. And will he not come again? No, no, he is dead: Go to thy death-bed: He never will come again. His beard was as white as snow, All flaxen was his poll: He is gone, he is gone, And we cast away moan: Sweet Kate - Various - Music Of Shakespeares Time ha' mercy on his soul!
But age, with his stealing steps, Hath claw'd me in his clutch, And hath shipped me into the land, As if I had never been such. Hamlet5. King Lear3. Love's Labour's Lost5. The Merry Wives of Windsor3. Have I caught thee, my heavenly jewel? If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here While these visions did appear. A Midsummer Night's Dream5.
He was a wight of high renown, And thou art but of low degree: 'Tis pride that pulls the country down; Then take thine auld cloak about thee. Othello2.
Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee, Sing willow, willow, willow. The fresh streams ran by her, and murmur'd her moans. Sing willow, willow, willow. Her salt tears fell from her, and soften'd the stones. Lay by these. Sing all a green willow must be my garland. Let nobody blame him; his scorn I approve,- Othello4. The Tempest1. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell Burthen Ding-dong Hark! If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware.
Awake, awake! The Tempest2. She loved not the savour of tar nor of pitch, Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch: Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang! This is a scurvy tune too: but here's my comfort. Drinks The Tempest2. Freedom, hey-day! The Tempest3. The Tempest4. Scarcity and want shall shun you; Ceres' blessing so is on you.
On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily. Merrily, merrily shall I live now Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. The Tempest5. O, stay and hear; your true love's coming, That B.P. - Spangle Call Lilli Line - Nanae sing both high and low: Trip no further, pretty sweeting; Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man's son doth know.
Twelfth Night2. Shakespeare's Dramatic Use of Songs "Edgar in his pretence of madness sings scraps of song, Ophelia does like-wise, and it is in the scene where Hamlet confirms in the mind of Polonius the belief in his madness that Hamlet repeats, or as I think more likely, sings, a line or two of an old song. In fine, the singing of snatches of melody is, on Shakespeare's stage at best undignified, and usually unbalanced. The complete songs present a more attractive and a more complicated problem.
A few are mere epilogues, as is the song "When that I was and a Its My Turn - Diana Ross - All The Great Love Songs tiny boy," at the end of Twelfth Night. Read on All Rights Reserved.
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