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Excerpt from The Messiah

This song is by Slapp Happy/Henry Cow and appears on the album Desperate Straights (1975).

He gave his back to the smiters
He gave his back to the smiters
And his cheeks to them were pluckéd of their hairs
And his cheeks to them were pluckéd of their hairs
His cheeks to them were pluckéd of their hairs
He hid not his face from shame and spitting
He hid not his face from shame
From shame and spitting

Music by:

Georg Friedrich Händel.

Lyrics by:

Peter Blegvad.