Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jeff Buckley - Dido's Lament



I thought I knew and had every Jeff Buckley songs and live perfomances but I just discovered this amazing cover 2 weeks ago!!!

This is a piece, for a soprano voice, from "Dido and Aeneas", an opera composed by Henry Purcell in 1681. Jeff performed it live at Meltdown festival, London, on july 1, 1995.

Dido's lament
Thy hand, belinda, darkness shades me.
On thy bosom let me rest.
More I would, but death invades me.
Death is now a welcome guest.

When I am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

Jeff had the voice of an angel. Hopefully, he's singing for them now.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Etonnant ! J'en veux encore ! Merci pour la découverte
Magali

Jay said...

Thank you for sharing that! it really moved me

Tony said...

it's indeed a great song Magali! I thought I knew and had every Jeff Buckley songs and live perfomances but I just discovered this amazing cover 2 weeks ago!!!

This is a piece, for a soprano voice, from "Dido and Aeneas", an opera composed by Henry Purcell in 1681. jeff performed it live in his exhibition at meltdown festival, london, on july 1 1995.

The Lyrics are:
Thy hand, belinda, darkness shades me.
On thy bosom let me rest.
More I would, but death invades me.
Death is now a welcome guest.

When I am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

Anonymous said...

So nice!!! I love this guy, but do you know where I can find this song? In witch album?
XXX

Tony said...

>So nice!!! I love this guy, but do you know where I can find this song? In witch album?

Unfortunately, it has never been released on an album (so far). I guess if you look around on the interwebs, you might be able to find it :)

Wesley said...

Jeff isn't singing for the angels, he's singing with the angels.
I miss you :(