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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wynde

for SA duet and string trio, freely adapted from Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
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Blow, blow, thou winter wynde; Blow, blow, thou winter wynde,
Thou art not so unkind as Man's ingratitude,as Man's ingratitude. Thy tooth is not so keen because thou art not seen Although thy breath be rude, although thy breath be rude; Heigh Ho, sing Heigh Ho! Most friendship is feigning. Most loving mere folly, Then Heigh Ho the holly! This life is most jolly!
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,

That does not bite so nigh as benefits forgot, as benefits forgot. Though thou the waters warp, thy sting is not so sharp As a friend remembered not, as a friend rememberd not. Heigh Ho, sing Heigh Ho! Most friendship is feigning, Most loving mere folly, Then Heigh Ho the holly! This life is most jolly!

Arr. Peter Gore-Symes 2014 Flexible and expressive


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