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Jesse M. Winne
1875 - 1964
United States of America
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J.M. Winne
Jesse M. Winne (1875 - 1964), an American composer, author and organist.
When I am dead, my dearest
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1936
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"When I am dead, my dearest", published 1936, for voice and piano.
When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Christina Rossetti
(from Goblin Market and other Poems, published 1862)
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Chr. Rossetti
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