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Love is a Plaintive Song

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Published on Jan 21, 2008

Rebecca Hains sings "Love is a Plaintive Song" from Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience. Produced by Thespis Etc., 2005. Directed by Julie May.

LYRICS:
BALLAD - PATIENCE.
Love is a plaintive song,
Sung by a suffering maid,
Telling a tale of wrong,
Telling of hope betrayed;
Tuned to each changing note,
Sorry when he is sad,
Blind to his ev'ry mote,
Merry when he is glad!
Love that no wrong can cure,
Love that is always new,
That is the love that's pure,
That is the love that's true!

Rendering good for ill,
Smiling at ev'ry frown,
Yielding your own self-will,
Laughing your teardrops down;
Never a selfish whim,
Trouble, or pain to stir;
Everything for him,
Nothing at all for her!
Love that will aye endure,
Though the rewards be few,
That is the love that's pure,
That is the love that's true!

For more information on this singer, please visit http://rebecca.hains.net .

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