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Songs from Shakespeare's Plays and Songs of His Time

Songs from Shakespeare's Plays and Songs of His Time

Songs from Shakespeare’s Plays and Songs of His Time is a sound-tapestry of the popular music performed during the life and times of William Shakespeare (1564–1616), interpreted by Tom Kines. He is joined by Ewen McCuaig on harpsichord, Joan Steele on recorder, and Joyce Sands on cello. Ten of the songs were directly referenced by characters in some of Shakespeare’s plays, including the English ballad “Greensleeves,” alluded to in The Merry Wives of Windsor. The liner notes provide background information and song lyrics.

Track Listing

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Peg o' Ramsay (Twelfth Night) Tom Kines 1:20
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102
When That I was a Tiny Little Boy (Twelfth Night) Tom Kines 1:41
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103
Heart's Ease (Romeo and Juliet) Tom Kines 1:34
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104
Willow, Willow (Othello) Tom Kines 2:26
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105
Heigh-ho for a Husband (Much Ado About Nothing) Tom Kines 2:32
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106
Caleno Custore Me (Henry V) Tom Kines 2:05
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107
Light o' Love (Two Gentlemen of Verona and Much Ado About Nothing) Tom Kines 1:51
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108
Greensleves (Merry Wives of Windsor) Tom Kines 2:42
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109
O Mistress Mine (Twelfth Night) Tom Kines 1:34
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110
It was a Lover and his Lass (As You Like It) Tom Kines 3:05
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201
The Agincourt Song Tom Kines 2:24
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202
Ah, the Syghes that Come from the Heart Tom Kines 2:24
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203
The Cobbler's Jig Tom Kines 1:11
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204
Pastime with Good Company Tom Kines 2:06
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205
The Spanish Lady Tom Kines 1:52
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206
High Barbaree Tom Kines 2:51
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207
The Three Ravens Tom Kines 4:02
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All in a Garden Green Tom Kines 1:48

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