In darkness let me dwell

by John Dowland

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In darkness let me dwell
English source: Anon.

In darkness let me dwell, the ground shall sorrow be;
The roof despair to bar all cheerful light from me;
The walls of marble black that moistened still shall weep;
My music hellish jarring sounds to banish friendly sleep.
Thus wedded to my woes, and bedded to my tomb,
O let me living, living die, till death do come.



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