When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
Janet Baker "When I am laid in earth" Dido & Aeneas
Singer: Janet Baker
Janet Baker sings "When I am laid in earth"
from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me,
On thy bosom let me rest,
More I would, but Death invades me;
Death is now a welcome guest.
When I am laid in earth,
May my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.