Genre: Pop-Folk
BPM: 110
Released: July 2022
URL: /sndblnd.co/591P

Find More Like This

People who liked this also liked:

Greensleeves (Joel Sattler lyrics)
Diverus and Lazarus
Tam Lin
The Chorus From The Apple Tree
Cam Ye O'er Frae France?
Sad, Sad Town
Midas: The Man with the Golden Touch
Toil and Trouble (Macbeth)
I Dreamt That Night
The Hurt In Your Dreams

Shylock's Lament (Merchant Of Venice)




Composition

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

More
Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Vocals

Scotland United Kingdom

More
KrisPride

Kris Pride ("KrisPride")

Vocals.

Bay City MI USA

More
elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

More

Sound Recording

Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Vocal

Scotland United Kingdom

More
offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, nylon guitar, low whistle, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

More
KrisPride

Kris Pride ("KrisPride")

Backing vocals.

Bay City MI USA

More
elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

More

Artist's Notes

Another chapter in our Twist And Shake(speare) Project.


Lyrics

Shylock's Lament
Lyrics by Elizabeth Auzan


In the eyes of Venetian law
I always draw the shortest straw
I'm considered an alien
I'm a second-class citizen

Am I not warmed and cooled
By summer and winter like you?
Have I not hands like yours?
Have I not eyes, likewise?
If you poison me, Do I not die?

You judge me by my face and nose
You mock my religion and my clothes
You call my people scavengers
Avaricious and envious

Am I not warmed and cooled
By summer and winter like you?
Have I not hands like yours?
Have I not eyes, likewise?
If you poison me, Do I not die?

Too hot, too cold
Too young, too old
Too black, too white
Too dumb, too bright
Too fat, too thin
Too kind, too mean
A rose by any other name
Would smell lovely all the same
From a genetic point of view
There's no difference 'tween me and you

Am I not warmed and cooled
By summer and winter like you?
Have I not hands like yours?
Have I not eyes, likewise?
If you poison me, Do I not die?

 

Collaborating From

Bay City MI USA
Scotland United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
lausanne Vaud Switzerland