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Released: Sep 10, 2006 | 9:00 PM
Category: Folk
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 1.97 MB

Plays: 1532
Downloads: 6
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Another from the archives. This was based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", Act III, Scene 5. After the characters first consumate their love, Romeo lingers in Juliet's bedroom. Romeo claims to hear the song of a lark, signifying morning and Juliet tries to persuade him that what he heard was a nightingale.

JULIET

Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day:
It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear;
Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate-tree:
Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.

ROMEO

It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale: look, love, what envious streaks
Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east:
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
I must be gone and live, or stay and die.

As you can hear, I didn't sing the dialogue from the play, but merely used that scene as the inspiration for the lyrics, trying to capture a lyrical sense of language, as well as the interplay between the two characters.

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What I don't get is this: ONLY 6 LISTENS?!?!?! What is wrong here? People, youHAVE to listen to Joanna. Her reange is astounding. If you don't like this, check out another tune. If you don't appreciate this gem from the archives-- check yourself! smiley

Joanna- I am loving these little gifts you're giving us. Thanks!
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Beautiful, just beautiful.


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there is a truth and honesty in your voice, i closed my eyes and saw the scene. i felt that i was there, with you and the one mic set up, guitar and voice and the squeek of the chair when you finished singing, i have a squeeky chair to. a beautiful song.
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Terrifically engaging. Next up... get your music on iTunes!
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A lost gem, i found. Nice to know of you.
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So cool.

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