OOk, this is NOT your average pop song. J.S. Bach Cello Suite and Baroque elements through and through. This song will be introduced in 3 nach 9, a German talkshow in NDR on 6. November 2009. Daniel Hope the violinist is also starring.
Sorry, I mixed up. Henry Purcell wrote the music, lyrics by John Dryden and sung by Sting. Another famous recording was made by Klaus Nomi, a countertenor. It is difficult to sing as you have to stay absolutely in the pitch. Sting does a very good job at it albeit completely different from Klaus Nomi, for instance;-)