I am aware that these words have been set many times before, however they all sounded so old and parlourish, so I wrote this.

A note about the MP3.

The original recording was made around 20 years ago. The singer is not me. It was Malcolm Donnelly who was a principle baritone with the English National Opera and who I had the privilege to know all those years ago.

My regret is that the recording is not of better quality.

Interestingly it's a lot slower than the midi version, I don't mind, just sing it as it moves you.

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