I have wist, sin i couthe meen,
That children hath by candle light
Her shadewe on the wal iseen,

And ronne therafter all the night.
Bisy aboute they han ben
To catchen it with all here might.

And whom they catchen it best wolde wene,
Sannest it shet out of her sight,
The shadewe catchen they ne might,

For no lines that they couthe lay.
This shadewe i may likne aright
To this world and yesterday.

Lyrics submitted by Maliejandra

Aria Lyrics as written by Francesco Gramegna Paolo Ghiringhelli

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ever written, thanks for the modern english translation, i've been wondering what it meant. though i can't find the correct lyrics in the old english. the only ones i could find were close to the song but there were some extra lines in it and stuff. if anyone knows the correct old english lyrics could you post them? thanks
    Maokoon May 27, 2002   Link

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