22 thoughts on “When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) – Lyric Video

  1. When, in disgrace with fortune and menโ€™s eyes,
    I all alone beweep my outcast state,
    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
    Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
    Desiring this manโ€™s art and that manโ€™s scope,
    With what I most enjoy contented least;
    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
    Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
    (Like to the lark at break of day arising
    From sullen earth) sings hymns at heavenโ€™s gate;
    For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

  2. I first heard this sung by Rufus on a British TV celebration of the birth of this Shakespeare chap who aparently wrote the words to this song.
    I have to say they are a perfect fit for Wainwright's melody and surely do bode well for his future career as a lyricist.
    This version is excellent, but I admit that I do prefer the less "produced" version (live) as performed by Rufus.

  3. I do not know who better interprets this music-sonnet 29th by Shakespeare's. I don't know if Florence or Rufus, because they both have the voice of an angel. I love the work of Master Rufus. He is magnificent. I can not stop listening, it's a great sound! Looks like i'm in a Shakespearean opera. Thank you Master Rufus. Congratulations again, Bravo!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

  4. ูˆู„ู…ู‘ูŽุง ุฃู†ู’ ุณู€ุงุกูŽ ุญูŽู€ุธู‘ูู€ูŠ ูˆุจูŽู€ูƒูŽู€ุชู’ ุนู€ูŠู€ู†ุงูŠ ุจูุคุณูŽ ุญูŽุงู„ูŠ

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    ูˆุจูƒุชู’ ุฐุง ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุบุงุฑู ุงู„ุฐูŠ ู‚ุฏ ุจูŽุฏุง ู„ูŠ ู…ู† ุฃุนูŠูู†ู ุงู„ุฑู‘ูุฌูŽุงู„

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    ูˆูŽู‡ูู€ู…ู’ู€ุชู ุฃู†ู€ุฏูุจู ุงู„ุญูŽู€ุธู‘ูŽ ุดุงุฑูุฏูŽ ุงู„ุจุงู„ู ููŠ ุญูู€ู„ู‘ู ูˆุชุฑุญูŽุงู„ู

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    ุฑูŽูุนู’ุชู ุงู„ูƒูŽู€ูู‘ูŽ ู…ูุจู€ุชู€ู‡ูู€ู„ุงู‹ุŒ ุณุฃู„ุชู ุงู„ู„ู‡ูŽ ูู„ู… ูŠูุฌุจู’ ุณูุคุงู„ูŠ

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    ูุงุฑุชู€ุฏู‘ูŽ ุทุฑูููŠ ูˆูƒูู‘ูŠ ุฎุงู„ูŠูŽ ุงู„ูˆูุงุถู ูู€ูŠุง ูˆูŽูŠู’ุญูŽ ู…ูŽู€ุขู„ูŠ

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    ููŠุงู„ูŠุชู†ูŠ ุฐุงูƒ ุงู„ุซุฑููŠู‘ู ุงู„ุฐูŠ ุชูุบู†ููŠ ูุคุงุฏูŽู‡ู ุซุฑูˆุฉูŒ ุงู„ุขู…ุงู„ู

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    ุจู‡ูŠู‘ ุงู„ุทู„ุนุฉู ู…ูุซู„ู‡ู ูˆู„ููŠ ู…ูู† ูƒุซูŠุฑู ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุญู’ุจู ุฑูŽุฃุณู ู…ุงู„ู

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    ูˆูŠุงู„ูŠุช ู„ูŠ ู…ูุซู„ ู…ูŽูˆูŽุงู‡ูู€ุจู€ู‡ู ุฃูˆู’ ูˆุฑูุคุงู‡ู ูˆููู€ูƒู€ุฑู‡ู ุงู„ุนูŽุงู„ูŠ

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    ุฃูˆู‘ูŽุงู‡ู ! ูƒูู„ู‘ู ุณูŽุนู’ุฏู ูƒูŽู€ู„ู‘ูŽ ุนูŽู† ุฑูุถูŽุงูŠ ูˆุนูŽู† ุฅุฑุงุญู€ุฉู ุจุงู„ูŠ

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    ูˆููŠ ุบู…ู’ุฑูŽุฉ ุงู„ูŠุฃุณู ู‡ูŽู€ุฐููŠ ุฎุทุฑู’ุชู ู„ูŠ ูู€ุชุจูŽู€ุฏู‘ูŽู„ ุญูŽุงู„ูŠ

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    ุฎุทุฑู’ุชู ูƒุนูุตููˆุฑู ูุฌู’ู€ุฑู ูŠุดุฏููˆ ุนู„ู‰ ุฃุฑุถู ุงู„ูˆูŽุจุงู„ู

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    ู…ูุณุจู‘ุญุงู‹ ุจุญู…ู’ุฏู ุฑุจู‘ูู‡ ููŠุจู„ูุบู ุดุฏู’ูˆูู‡ู ุณูŽู…ู’ุนูŽ ุฑุจู‘ู†ุง ุงู„ู…ูุชุนูŽุงู„ูŠ

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    ุทูŠูููƒู ู„ู„ุบูู†ู‰ ู…ูŽุฌู„ูŽุจุฉูŒุŒ ุฃู†ุนูู…ู’ ุจุฐุง ุงู„ุทูŠูู ุฅู†ู’ ู…ูŽู€ุฑู‘ูŽ ุจู€ุจุงู„ู

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    ูŠูุซุฑููŠู†ูŠ ุญุชู‰ ุฃู†ู†ูŠ ููู‚ู’ู€ุชู ููŠ ุงู„ู…ูู„ูƒู ู…ูŽุถุฑูุจูŽ ุงู„ุฃู…ุซุงู„ู

    โ—˜โ—˜ ุชุฑุฌู…ู’ุฉ ุจู„ูŠุบ ุญู…ู’ุฏูŠ โ—˜โ—˜

  5. Ash is right, this is a masterpiece. It gives me goosebumps. Florence W's voice is incredible!
    It's up there with my favourite Rufus tracks.
    The lyrics aren't bad either.

  6. I think I've listen this song… fifty times? one hundred? Have not words to describe my feelings… I' ve agree with Ash: A masterpiece. Touching!

  7. for the last three days been listening it over and over. thank you! husband is in love with the album, especially with the song in German!

  8. I heard Rufus on BBC radio 5 today telling a cute story of how this collaboration with Florence began. He was relaxing by a swimming pool with his 3 year old daughter at an LA hotel when Florence appeared nearby in her bikini. His daughter pointed to Florence and said look Daddy, it's Princess Arial (from the Little Mermaid). Florence overheard this and laughed and then got chatting to Rufus who went on to suggest they collaborate on a song together.

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