Michael Jackson sings Robert Burns



God forbid, Michael Jackson is going to put to music the poems of 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns.

It's going to be a collaborative effort with I'm A Celebrity contestant David Gest. He and Jackson wanted to write a musical about Burns's life, at first. He is reported to have said that Burns was their favorite poet; which was why they wanted to do the project.

The only poem I know that was added music, so far, is WH Auden's If I Could Tell You, sung by Jimmy Somerville, ex of Communards:

The poems goes:

time will say nothing but i told you so,
time only knows the price we have to pay;
if i could tell you i would let you know.

if we should weep when clowns put on their show,
if we should stumble when musicians play,
time will say nothing but i told you so.

there are no fortunes to be told, although,
because i love you more than i can say,
if i could tell you i would let you know.

the winds must come from somewhere when they blow,
there must be reasons why the leavers decay;
time will say nothing but i told you so.

perhaps the roses really want to grow,
the vision seriously intends to stay;
if i could tell you i would let you know.

suppose the lions all get up and go,
and all the brooks and soldiers run away;
will time say nothing but i told you so?
if i could tell you i would let you know.


Listen to Sommerville sing it:

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