• La Belle Dame Sans Merci (John Keats)

    October 14, 2009

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    I was pleased and surprised to find several musical settings for this great poem. There are classical versions and folk versions. There are choral versions and solo with orchestra and even instrumentals of various kinds. Here’s one I wrote for tenor and guitar, quasi folk/classical. How would you classify it?

    La Belle Dame Sans Merci Keats

    Last verse:

    “And this is why I sojourn here,
    Alone and palely loitering,
    Though the sedge is wither’d from the lake,
    And no birds sing.”

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