Water is of itself nothing

Song:  based on the words of Leonardo da Vinci

“Water is sometimes sharp and sometimes strong, sometimes acid sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet sometimes thick or thin, it brings hurt sometimes or silence, sometimes it poisons or is health giving.

Water suffers change into as many natures as are the different places through which it passes.” Leonardo da Vinci

Adapted words for song:

‘sometimes’, ‘and’, ‘or’ etc. could be removed/rearranged to help arrangement.

Water is of itself nothing

Water is of itself nothing
It assumes every odour,
Colour and flavour
And is of itself nothing.

Water is (sometimes) sharp
And sometimes strong,
Sometimes acid
Sometimes bitter
Or sweet
Or thick
Or thin.

It is of itself nothing.

It brings hurt
Sometimes
Or silence.
Sometimes it poisons
Or is health giving.

It is of itself nothing.

Water suffers change
Into as many natures a
As the different places
Through which it passes.

It is of itself nothing.

Water is never at rest
Until it unites with the sea.

It is of itself nothing.

 

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