Thursday, July 21, 2005

You Spotted Snakes . . .

In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the Shakespeare play Brady and I are taking part in this summer (only a couple weeks left of rehearsals.....aah!!) the fairies (that's including me) sing a lullaby to Titania, the fairy queen. The music director at our church wrote a really pretty melody to it which unfortunately I cannot include here. Here are the words: (I am First Fairy. Yes, that means I have a solo. Eek!)
Erin

First Fairy
You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen.
Newts and blindworms, do no wrong,
Come not near our Fairy Queen.


Chorus
Nightingale with melody
Sing in our sweet lullaby,
Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby.
Never harm
Nor spell nor charm
Come our lovely lady nigh.
So good night, with lullaby.


First Fairy
Weaving spiders, come not here;
Hence, you longlegged spinners, hence!
Beetles black approach not near,
Worm nor snail, do no offence.


Chorus
Nightingale with melody
Sing in our sweet lullaby,
Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby.
Never harm
Nor spell nor charm
Come our lovely lady nigh.
So good night, with lullaby.

7 comments:

Tessa said...

I saw "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed several years ago at a Shakespeare festival in Oregon but I do not remember that song. I really wish I could hear the music for it!

-Tessa

karen said...

Thanks for sharing! I've never went to the play: "Midsummer Nights Dream". BUT, I've read about it in School. It's so cool you and your brother can be in it together. ( a life long memory)


Karen

Dahle Publishers said...

Erin,
I am very glad to see your song on your blog and just know that you will do a tip top job when you sing.

With smiles
Elsien

Anonymous said...

To whom it may concern:
Dear Whom,

I think the song is awesome!
Where are you learning the play?
Who are you in the play?

Cordially,

Ella

P.S. "flutter flutter!"

Sherry said...

Hi Tessa,

That is really cool you could see a performance of it in Oregon. Did the actors all do a good job?

-Erin :)

Tessa said...

Well, the play had its ups and its downs. The "ups" was Snug the joiner (you know, the lion in the play within the play) because he was SO hilarious. The "downs" was the 'mush' scene between Lysander and Hermia, especially when Lysander sighs 'romantically' and says: "Ah me!" :)

-Tessa

Dahle Publishers said...

Tessa,
Hope you don't mind me adding my two cents worth but, in the play that Erin is in, Snug is also one of the big "ups" (the faires, of course, are the other "ups").

Elsien