Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind


William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

A dramatic setting of the famous verse from Shakespeare's “As You Like It.” The piano creates a rush the wind while the voices match the many moods of the poem: somber, ironic, dancing, and finally jolly.


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SSAA, piano 2:20 $2.00
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Audio Credits: 

Aurora Chorus. Joan Szymko, Director

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind

William Shakespeare  (1564-1616)

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Thou art not so unkind

As man’s ingratitude;

Thy tooth is not so keen,

Because thou art not seen,

Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:

Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Then, heigh-ho,the holly!

This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,

That dost not bite so nigh

As benefits forgot:

Though thou the waters warp,

Thy sting is not so sharp

As friend remembered not.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly


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