My Mistress' Eyes

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Composed in 2014.


Sonnet 130 by William Shakespear

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hair be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damask, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.

And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.


from Live at Airshow Mastering, released September 1, 2016
Performed by Laura Schwartz of Bellwether Bayou.
Recorded and mixed by Don Godwin of Airshow Mastering.



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Bellwether Bayou Washington, D.C.

Bellwether Bayou is the solo folk project of Laura Schwartz, a classically-trained violinist based in Washington, D.C.

Bellwether Bayou brings looping violin and soulful vocals together to create a modern take on classic folk sensibilities.

The sound of Bellwether Bayou mixes original tunes with unexpected covers and new spins on old traditionals.
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