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No. 10: Song (Katisha)
"Alone, and yet alive!"

MIDI File [12KB, 2' 03"] Sequenced by Colin Johnson

Enter Katisha.

Katisha.
Alone, and yet alive! Oh, sepulchre!
My soul is still my body's prisoner!
Remote the peace that Death alone can give —
My doom, to wait! my punishment, to live!

Hearts do not break!
They sting and ache
For old love's sake,
But do not die,
Though with each breath
They long for death
As witnesseth
The living I!
The living I!

Oh, living I!
Come, tell me why,
When hope is gone,
Dost thou stay on?
Why linger here,
Where all is drear?
Oh, living I!
Come, tell me why,
When hope is gone,
Dost thou stay on?
May not a cheated maiden die?
May not a cheated maiden die?

 
Bertha Lewis as Katisha, 1926
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