"Nightingale" as written by and Henry Leslie Thomas Weelkes....
I built my house beside the wood
So I could hear you singing
And it was sweet and it was good
And love was all beginning

Fare thee well, my nightingale
'Twas long ago, I found you
Now all your songs of beauty fail
The forest closes around you

The sun goes down behind a veil
'Tis now when you would call me
So rest in peace, my nightingale
Beneath your branch of holly

Fare thee well, my nightingale
'Twas long ago, I found you
Now all your songs of beauty fail
The forest closes around you

Fare thee well, my nightingale
I lived but to be near you
Though you are singing somewhere still
I can no longer hear you


Lyrics submitted by smallwonderrobot

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