She Walks in Beauty
By Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
Marianne Faithfull is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. Having long proved herself a great interpreter of song, Marianne brings to life this great poem by Lordy Byron in her new album – She Walks In Beauty – which is available to pre-order now before it’s release on April 30th.
The incredible music is composed by Marianne’s long-time friend and collaborator, Warren Ellis. He is an Australian musician and composer best known as a co-founder of the instrumental rock trio Dirty Three; for his film score collaborations with Nick Cave, and as a member of Cave’s bands the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Warren has worked with Marianne as a musician and songwriter since her 2005 album, Before the Poison and, with producer Head, has created the delicate musical textures on She Walks In Beauty.
Stream / buy She Walks In Beauty (single) here.