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


Segment 1

The shock was sudden, the blow severe,
We little thought your end was near,
This only those who have lost can tell,
The sorrow of parting, dear Dad, without
The wound is deep, it will not heal,
God only knows how we feel

Segment 2

These words are written with deep regret
By a wife who loved you & will
never forget
God takes the best for reasons divine
But your memory will live till the end of time

Segment 3

On Mary's beads we plead your needs
And in the holy mass
I love you, Pop, I love you yet
Guard him, o Mary, don't leave him
love him, dear Jesus, as we did at home.

Segment 4

God has a beautiful garden
For he only chooses the best
We think of him each morning,
We think of him at night,
Of all the pain he suffered,
God knows it was a fight.

Segment 5

Never did a heart more tender
Throb within a human breast
Hard was the xxx that compelled us to part
with our dear loved Mommy, so dear to our hearts

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