"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.

    -Mikayla
    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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