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Come unto these yellow sands

by Michael Tippett From Songs for Ariel (1961)

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Come unto these yellow sands
English source: William Shakespeare

Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands:
Courtsied when you have and kiss’d
The wild waves whist,
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear.
Hark, hark!
The watch-dogs bark!
Hark, hark! I hear
The strain of strutting chanticleer
Cry, Cock-a-diddle-dow.

The Tempest

Composer

Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War.

Poet

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant…

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