unison pub song - verse words William Shakespeare, chorus words Peter Amidon - music Peter Amidon.
Sung here by the Starry Mountain Singers with Mary Alice Amidon and Cora Kelly, Peter Amidon solo.
verses by William Shakespeare, chorus by Peter Amidon
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste.
Loves a good joke and a good pint of beer.
Oh, William Shakespeare,
We're glad you were there
And we wish you were here.
Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight.
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor'd and sorrows end.