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A Song about freedom of thought and expression by the poet William Blake, who wrote: " I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create" - Recorded in Italy 2004


A Little Boy Lost

"Nought loves another as itself,
  Nor venerates another so,
Nor is it possible to thought
  A greater than itself to know.

"And, father, how can I love you
  Or any of my brothers more?
I love you like the little bird
  That picks up crumbs around the door."

The Priest sat by and heard the child;
  In trembling zeal he seized his hair,
He led him by his little coat,
  And all admired the priestly care.

And standing on the altar high,
  "Lo, what a fiend is here! said he:
"One who sets reason up for judge
  Of our most holy mystery."

The weeping child could not be heard,
  The weeping parents wept in vain:
They stripped him to his little shirt,
  And bound him in an iron chain,

And burned him in a holy place
  Where many had been burned before;
The weeping parents wept in vain.
  Are such thing done on Albion's shore?

William Blake (Songs of Innocence)


from William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (2004), track released March 7, 2010
Music and Vocals: Victor Vertunni
Lyrics: William Blake


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Victor Vertunni London, UK

"A small masterpiece of musical invention...Truly inspired". Massimo Marchini, Rockerilla

Victor is a singer, songwriter and actor. He is particularly noted for his melodic adaptations of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience". He is the artistic director and founder of Theatre of Eternal Values, an international touring theatre company.
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