August 14, 2012

"I Dream't I Dwelt in Marble Halls'

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I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
With vassals and serfs at my side.
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride.

I had riches too great to count, could boast
Of a high ancestral name.
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most
That you lov’d me still the same,
That you lov’d me, you lov’d me still the same,
That you lov’d me, You loved me still the same.

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand.
That knights upon bended knee,
And with vows no maiden’s heart could withstand,
They pledg’d their faith to me.
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim.

But I also dreamt, which charmed me most
That you lov’d me still the same,
That you lov’d me, you lov’d me still the same,
That you lov’d me, you loved me still the same.

—“I Dream’t I Dwelt in Marble Halls,” an aria from The Bohemian Girl by Michael William Balfe.

Listen to Enya sing it here.

Photo: Amer Fort, near Jaipur, India. via

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