The Tyger

by Elsmore Carey

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"The Tyger" is a poem by the English poet William Blake published in 1794 as part of the Songs of Experience collection.

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released July 25, 2017

Words by William Blake (1794, Public Domain)
Music & Arrangement by Trevor Skead (2017)
Mastered by Tim Lengfeld

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Elsmore Carey Cape Town, South Africa

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Elsmore Carey creates simple and emotive songs in the acoustic indie-folk genre.

Contact: elsmorecarey@gmail.com

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Track Name: The Tyger
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

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