DESCRIPTION: "When in death I shall calm recline O bear my heart my mistress dear, Bid her not shed one tear of sorrow To sully a heart so brilliant and light; But balmy drops of the red grape borrow To bathe the relict from morn till night."
AUTHOR: Words: Thomas Moore
EARLIEST DATE: 1808 (Missouri Harmony)
KEYWORDS: death drink religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Sandburg, p. 155, "Legacy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Joyner, p. 76, "Legacy" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV 772, "When in Death I Calmly Recline" (1 short text, 1 tune)
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