Sound saddest notes (Richard Carlton)
- Editor: Roel Griffioen (submitted 2006-04-19). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 124 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Sound Saddest Notes
Composer: Richard Carlton
Original text and translations
Sound, sound saddest notes with rueful moaning,
Tune every strain with tears and weeping,
Conclude each close with sighs and groaning
Sing, but your song no Music keeping,
save direful sound of dismal word,
Shelton is slain with fatal sword.
Let every sharp in sharp tune figure
the too sharp death he hath endured,
let every flat show forth the rigour
of Fortune's spite to all inured,
And in his death and Fortune tell
that neither death nor fates did well.