List of Songs Based On Poems - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

  • "Under the Greenwood Tree" by Donovan
  • The album When Love Speaks features several of Shakespeare's works set to music:
    • "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes" performed by Rufus Wainwright (Sonnet 29)
    • "No more be grieved at that which thou hast done" performed by Keb' Mo' (Sonnet 35)
    • "The quality of mercy is not strained" performed by Des'ree (The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, scene 1)
    • "The Willow Song" performed by Barbara Bonney (Othello, Act IV, scene 3)
    • "Music to hear, why hearst thou music sadly" performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Sonnet 8)
    • "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" performed by Bryan Ferry (Sonnet 18)
  • Two pieces of Shakespeare's plays were set to music by Loreena McKennitt:
    • "Cymbeline" by Loreena McKennitt (Cymbeline, Act V, scene 2)
    • "Prospero's Speech" by Loreena McKennitt (The Tempest, Act V, scene 1)
  • "O Mistress Mine" by Emilie Autumn- Album: A Bit O' this & That (Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene III)
  • "Double Trouble", a song from the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack, has rearranged lyrics taken entirely from Macbeth (Act IV, scene I)

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    I am settled, and bend up
    Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I understand thy kisses, and thou mine,
    And that’s a feeling disputation.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I have heard, but not believed, the spirits o’the dead
    May walk again.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I dare do all that may become a man;
    Who dares do more is none.
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    Poor harmless fly,
    That with his pretty buzzing melody
    Came here to make us merry. And thou hast killed him!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)