The Lowest Trees Have Tops

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     Have you ever heard of these words? : Semper Dowland, semper dolens. That was John Dowland’s motto. He was one of the greatest musicians during the late Renaissance. He was English, but he was flourished all over Europe. The second song in the English class with songs this month was The Lowest Trees Have Tops of Sting (Journey & The Labyrinth: The Music of John Dowland) . The song was composed by John Dowland. Sting covered the 16th century’s greatest hit maker John Dowland’s lute songs in 2006. 
 

              

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The lowest trees have tops, the ant her gall
The fly her spleen, the little spark his heat;
The slender hairs cast shadows, though but small,
And bees have stings, although they be not great;
Seas have their source, and so have shallow springs;
And love is love, in beggars and in kings.

Seas have their source, and so have shallow springs;
And love is love, in beggars and in king. Where waters smoothest run, deep are the fords,
The dial stirs, yet none perceives it move;
The firmest faith is in the fewest words,
The turtles cannot sing, and yet they love;
True hearts have eyes, and ears, no tongues to speak;
They hear, and see, and sigh, and then they break.
True hearts have eyes, and ears, no tongues to speak;
They hear, and see, and sigh, and then they break.

     The song is very beautiful with the 16th century’s lute music and Sting’s sexy voice, and of course its meaningful lyrics. Some words are pronounced differently between the era and today, such as great, word, and break. Sting is singing the song with the old style in the CD. In addition, the dial means the sundial, and turtles mean doves.

     Ha ha, people have to just sigh when they are fall in love. People may feel happiest in life only while phenylethylamine is coming out much in the brain.

Journey & The Labyrinth: The Music of John Dowland

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