What a Piece of Work Is Man

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Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928) is a Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971). MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been sampled in hit hip-hop songs and albums. more »


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What a piece of work is man 
How noble in reason 
How infinite in faculties 
In form and moving 
How express and admirable 
In action how like an angel 
In apprehension how like a god 
The beauty of the world 
The paragon of animals 

I have of late 
But wherefore I know not 
Lost all my mirth 
This goodly frame 
The earth 
Seems to me a sterile promontory 
This most excellent canopy 
The air-- look you! 
This brave o'erhanging firmament 
This majestical roof 
Fretted with golden fire 
Why it appears no other thing to me 
Than a foul and pestilent congregation 
Of vapors 

What a piece of work is man 
How noble in reason 

How dare they try to end this beauty? 
How dare they try to end this beauty? 

Walking in space 
We find the purpose of peace 
The beauty of life 
You can no longer hide 

Our eyes are open 
Our eyes are open 
Our eyes are open 
Our eyes are open 
Wide wide wide! 

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Written by: Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado

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