Hello everyone, thanks for all your efforts so far!
Now here are the lyrics for my favourite song on the album... except that until today i didn't know if it was my favourite or not, there are six others very close behind or level!
Cold [?] nights of loneliness Dark nights of emptiness I stood there waiting [?] But the summer came too late.
Seasons unfold Stories lie untold And still my heart is waiting Summer came too late.
Composer: John Dowland (1563 - 1626) Lyrics: Hayley Westenra Arranged: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick.
This is a transcription after listening to the song several times and is subject to error - especially where marked in italics and with [?]. It's what Roger and I both came up with - completely independently. Alternative suggestions for the tricky bits will, of course, be considered - especially from natives of New Zealand!
The Last Rose of Summer - duet with Meav from Celtic Woman
'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone All her lovely companions are faded and gone No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh
I'll not leave thee, thou lone one, to pine on the stem Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead
So soon may I follow when friendships decay And from love's shining circle the gems drop away When true hearts lie withered and fond ones are flown Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone? This bleak world alone
Hayley's Realm: The Proud Blog in Support of Hayley
Seeing the lyrics to Le Notte Del Silenzio written down changes the whole song for me. I've been listening to it for weeks but not quite taken it in, I have the attention span of a goldfish or an ostrich i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Now that I see the whole song written out I realise how beautiful it is. wow. I can hardly believe how deep some of these songs run.
Which brings me to the question Why don't they include the lyrics with the CD.
I suppose I will just have to get the Japanese version with Nada SouSou on it, the lyrics to that look great too. But I've never heard it. A little something to look forward too. Anyone know if the lyrics are included on the Japanese Version ?
Indeed, thank you Zencat for the 'Le Notte' lyrics. Comet, I assume one reason why the lyrics are not included in the CD is to keep production costs down but yes, they are included in the Japanese version.