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rschlettyLike as the Waves - Sonnet 60
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A 2006 collaboration with Jack Miller. He did most of the soundtrack. I added my voice to the mix. Long like Shakespeare!

Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Music by Jack Miller 2006

 Sonnet 60

 LX.

Em                                           A

 Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,

Em                                          A

 So do our minutes hasten to their end;

Em                                           A

 Each changing place with that which goes before,

Em                                A

 In sequent toil all forwards do contend.

G

 Nativity, once in the main of light,

A

 Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown'd,

G

 Crooked elipses 'gainst his glory fight,

A

 And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.

Em                                     A

 Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth

Em                                       A

 And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,

Em                                    A

 Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,

Em                                            A

 And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:

    C                G                       Em                     A

   And yet to times in hope my verse shall stand,

   C                     G        A                             Em

   Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.

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3 Responses to “Like as the Waves – Sonnet 60”

  1. I meant to write “Long live Shakespeare” 🙁

    A reason to allow song description editing.

    Thanks for commenting. I actually sang my part back in 2006. The mix was lost due to my rash self-deletion at MacJams in about 2008.

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