One wish alone have I In some calm land beside the sea to die Upon its strand That I forever sleep The forest near, a heaven near Stretched over the peaceful deep That no one weeps my end Nor for me grieves But let the autumn lend Tongues to the leaves No candles shine Nor tomb I need, instead Let them for me a bed Or twigs entwine When brooklet ripples fall With murmuring sound And moon is found Among the pine trees tall While softly rings The wind it's trembling chime And over me the lime In blossem flings As I will then no more a wanderer be Let them with fondness store my memory And Lucifer the while Above the pine, good comrade mine Will on me gently smile? In mournful mood The sea sing sad refrain... And I be earth again In solitude
Written by: DUKE ELLINGTON, EDDIE LANGE DE, IRVING MILLS
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