"O Mistress Mine" as written by and William Shakespeare Gerald Finzi....
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and here! 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.

What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.

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    General CommentIt's from Twelfth Night, or as some call it What You Will. It's from Act 2, Scene 3. Feste sings this song for he is a clown and its his job. Emilie, being a big Shakespeare fan herself, simply took the words from the book and sang them wonderfully. ALthought she did change the word mirth to joy when she sings it.

    Bloodymikki90on October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is an absolutely beautiful song! I love how she actually puts real meaning into the words with her voice.

    What does this song mean? For me, it is expressing a man who is off to war, perhaps? But he is telling her not to fret because he will come for her.
    Poisoned desireson January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually from shakespeare's twelfth night. The song is sung by clowne in a scene (4 i think...)
    Sparkle_motionon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthink to stop search and start loving
    Matt Holckon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmmm... Sweet:) It reminds me of a girl experiencing the first love.
    borderline.ladyon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti suspected that it was shakespeare or something of the like.
    xdarcyon April 09, 2008   Link

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