Samuel Beckett
Digital Manuscript Project
Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande


Segment 1

Will those who think of him today
a little simple prayer to xxx say.
gone, but not forgotten
He only takes the best

Segment 2

On earth you suffered, in heaven you rest,
God bless you, dear -, you were one
of the best
you always did your best for us

Segment 3

God needed a star in heaven,
A beautiful light to shine,
Out of this world of sorrow
He chose the fatter of swine
[ADDITION]Addition on page 21v[] But why oh why did it have to be
That wonderful uncle of mine

Like falling leaves the years slip by
But memories of you will never die

Segment 4

We think of you in silence
And make no outward show
But what it means to lose you
Only God will ever know
Whatever else I fail to do
I shall never forget to pray for you

Segment 5

These words are written with deep regret
By a - that xx loved you and
will never forget
Pray for us, dear -
To Jesus Christ our king,
That he may bless our lovely home,
where once you dwelt therein

Segment 6

I often sit and wonder why
The thorns live on, but the roses die
Only a cluster of memories
Sprayed with a million tears.

Title 1
In memoriam
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