John Milton
(c.1563 - 1647)

When David heard that Absalom was slain
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Setting by the father of John Milton the poet. This edition is offered at original pitch for S.S.A.T.B. or transposed down a fourth for A.A.T.B.B.
Lyrics: 2 Samuel, ch.18, v.33

When David heard that Absalom was slain he went up to his chamber over the gate and wept: and as he went thus he said: "O, my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom. Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom my son, my son."