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    He play'd an ancient ditty long since mute,
    In Provence call'd, "La belle dame sans merci."

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Listen to that song, and learn it!
Half my kingdom would I give,
As I live,
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Listen to that song, and learn it!
Half my kingdom would I give,
As I live,
If by such songs you would earn it.

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All this for a song.

All this for a song.

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I think, whatever mortals crave,
With impotent endeavor,
A wreath--a rank--a throne--a grave--
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I think, whatever mortals crave,
With impotent endeavor,
A wreath--a rank--a throne--a grave--
The world goes round forever;
I think that life is not too long,
And therefore I determine,
That many people read a song,
Who will not read a sermon.

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The song is ended / But the melody lingers on.

The song is ended / But the melody lingers on.

by Irving Berlin Found in: Songs Quotes,
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Sing a song of sixpence.

Sing a song of sixpence.

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

by J.r.r. Tolkien Found in: Songs Quotes,
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I had wanted to say that my song was far too painful to sing.

I had wanted to say that my song was far too painful to sing.

by Anne Rice Found in: Songs Quotes,
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And grant that when I face the grisly Thing,
My song may trumptet down the gray Perhaps
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And grant that when I face the grisly Thing,
My song may trumptet down the gray Perhaps
Let me be as a tune-swept fiddlestring
That feels the Master Melody--and snaps.

by John Gneisenau Neihardt Found in: Songs Quotes,
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Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound;
She feels no biting pang the while she sings,
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Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound;
She feels no biting pang the while she sings,
Nor as she turns the giddy wheel around,
Revolves the sad vicissitudes of things.

by William Gifford Found in: Songs Quotes,
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