Songs for Every Book: Romeo and Juliet


JULIET: “Shall I speak ill of             him that is my husband?
Ah, poor my lord, what tongue         shall smooth thy name,
When I, thy three-hours wife,           have mangled it?
But, wherefore, villain, didst             thou kill my cousin? …             Wash they his wounds with            tears: mine shall be spent,
When theirs are dry, for                     Romeo’s banishment.”                                  –Act III, scene ii
Devil’s Backbone
“Oh Lord, Oh Lord, what have I        done?
I’ve fallen in love with a man             on the run
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, I’m begging         you please
Don’t take that sinner from me
Oh, don’t take that sinner from          me…”