To Sleep
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A song written for John Keat's (1795-1821) poem 'To Sleep'
Charts
Peak: #30   (42,137 songs currently in Classical)
Peak in sub-genre: #11   (9,702 songs currently in Contemporary)
Upload date
November 19, 2012
Meta data
MP3 4.2 MB, bitrate 160 kbps.
3:41 minutes
Words/music
A. Scott Kingston © 2007 A. Scott Kingston
Story behind the song
"To Sleep" was performed on June 11, 2006 by Katey Bridge with Karley Herrick on the piano.
Lyrics
O soft embalmer of the still midnight, Shutting, with careful fingers and benign, Our gloom-pleas'd eyes, embower'd from the light, Enshaded in forgetfulness divine: O soothest Sleep! if so it please thee, close In midst of this thine hymn my willing eyes, Or wait the "Amen," ere thy poppy throws Around my bed its lulling charities. Then save me, or the passed day will shine Upon my pillow, breeding many woes,-- Save me from curious Conscience, that still lords Its strength for darkness, burrowing like a mole; Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards, And seal the hushed Casket of my Soul.