Letra de Canções - Compositor clássico americano John Mitchell
I WENT TO THE GARDEN OF LOVE
Set by John Mitchell (1941-) op. 25, Visions from the Flame, no. 6 (1977).
Text by William Blake (1757-1827)
I went to the Garden of Love,
and saw what I never had seen:
A chapel was built in the midst,
where I used to play on the green.
And the gates of this chapel were shut,
and "Thou shalt not" writ over the door;
So I turn'd to the Garden of Love,
that so many, many sweet flowers bore;
And I saw it was filled with graves,
and tombstones where flowers should be;
and priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
and binding with briars my joys and desires