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*[[Blow, blow thou winter wind (Thomas Arne)| Thomas Arne]]  SAB
 
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*[[Shakespeare's Carol: Blow, blow thou winter wind (Simon Biazeck)|Simon Biazeck]] SATB
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*[[Blow, blow, thou winter wind (George Alexander Macfarren)|George Alexander Macfarren]] SATB
 
*[[Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)|Charles Hubert Hastings Parry]] T solo
 
*[[Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)|Charles Hubert Hastings Parry]] T solo
 
*[[Blow, blow thou winter wind (Huub de Lange)|Huub de Lange]] SATB
 
*[[Blow, blow thou winter wind (Huub de Lange)|Huub de Lange]] SATB
 
*[[Blow, blow thou winter wind (Richard John Samuel Stevens)|Richard John Samuel Stevens]] SATB
 
*[[Blow, blow thou winter wind (Richard John Samuel Stevens)|Richard John Samuel Stevens]] SATB
 
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==Text and translations==
 
==Text and translations==
 
{{Top}}
 
{{Top}}
 
{{Text|English|
 
{{Text|English|
Blow, blow thou winter wind,
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Blow, blow, thou winter wind.
 
Thou art not so unkind  
 
Thou art not so unkind  
as man's ingratitude.
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As man's ingratitude;
Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
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Thy tooth is not so keen,
Thou dost not bite so nigh
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Because thou art not seen,
as benefits forgot.
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Although thy breath be rude.
  
Heigh ho, sing heigh ho,
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Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho!
unto the greene holly,
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unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning;
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Most friendship is feigning,
most loving, meere folly:
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most loving meere folly:
Then heigh ho, the holly,
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Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
 
This Life is most jolly.
 
This Life is most jolly.
  
Thy tooth is not so keen,
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Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Because thou art not seen.
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That dost not bite so nigh
Although thy breath be rude.
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As benefits forgot:
 
Though thou the waters warp,
 
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp,
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Thy sting is not so sharp
As friends remembered not.
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As friends remember'd not.
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Heigh-ho! sing, (etc.)
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{{Middle}}
 
{{Middle}}
 
{{Translation|French|
 
{{Translation|French|
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Tu n'es pas si blessant  
 
Tu n'es pas si blessant  
 
Qu'ingratitude humaine.
 
Qu'ingratitude humaine.
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Ta dent est moins acérée
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Car tu es invisible,
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Pour rude que soit ton souffle.
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Gèle, gèle, âpre ciel,
 
Gèle, gèle, âpre ciel,
 
Tes crocs sont moins cruels  
 
Tes crocs sont moins cruels  
 
Que bontés oubliées.
 
Que bontés oubliées.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ta dent est moins acérée
 
Car tu es invisible,
 
Pour rude que soit ton souffle.
 
 
Bien que tu enchaînes les eaux,
 
Bien que tu enchaînes les eaux,
 
Ta morsure est moins vive  
 
Ta morsure est moins vive  

Latest revision as of 14:35, 8 July 2019

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Lyricist: William Shakespeare , from As you like it (Act 2 Scene 7 lines 172-188)

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Text and translations

English.png English text

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 meere 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 friends remember'd not.

Heigh-ho! sing, (etc.)
  

French.png French translation

by Henri Dupraz

Souffle, souffle, ô vent d'hiver
Tu n'es pas si blessant
Qu'ingratitude humaine.
Ta dent est moins acérée
Car tu es invisible,
Pour rude que soit ton souffle.

Gèle, gèle, âpre ciel,
Tes crocs sont moins cruels
Que bontés oubliées.
Bien que tu enchaînes les eaux,
Ta morsure est moins vive
Qu'amitié délaissée.
 

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