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Jeff Buckley – Dido's Lament lyrics

(h. Purcell)
This is a piece, for a soprano voice, from dido and aeneas, an opera composed by henry purcell in 1681. Jeff performed it live in his exhibition at meltdown festival, london, on july 1 1995.
Thy hand, belinda, darkness shades me.
On thy bosom let me rest.
More I would, but death invades me.
Death is now a welcome guest.

When I am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate.

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