Hayley Westenra - Bridal Ballad (The Merchant Of Venice) lyrics

The ring is on my hand, and the wreath is on my brow;
Satin and jewels grand are all at my command;
And I am happy now.

And my Lord he loves me well;
But when first he breathed his vow
I felt my bosom swell
For the words rang as a knell,
And the voice seemed his who fell
In the battle down the dell,
And who is happy now?

But he spoke to reassure me,
And he kissed my pallid brow,
While a reverie cam o'er me
And to the churchyard bore me.
And I sighed to him before me,
Thinking him dead D'Eloremie,
Oh, I am happy now.

And I am happy now.

And thus the words were spoken,
And this the plighted vow,
And, though my faith be broken,
And, though my heart be broken,
Here is a ring, as token
That I am happy now!

Would God I could awaken!
For dream I know not how!
And my soul is sorely shaken
Lest an evil step be taken,
Lest the dead who is forsaken
May not be happy now.


(from the film "The Merchant Of Venice")
Words by Edgar Allen Poe
Music by Jocelyn Pook