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Are any modern songs related to Macbeth?

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Some modern songs are related to "Macbeth," such as Elvis Costello's "Miss Macbeth" from his 1989 "Spike" album. The lyrics describe her as a monstrous-looking woman, and the chorus asks, "How can you miss what you've never possessed, Miss Macbeth?"

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Are any modern songs related to Macbeth?
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Several other modern songs are inspired by lines within "Macbeth." Lady Macbeth's line, "Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o' the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way," is transformed into a more affectionate tone by Billy Bragg in his song, "The Milkman of Human Kindness": "I love you / I am the milkman of human kindness / I will leave an extra pint."

"Cordelia" by The Tragically Hip also references an old superstition about the play in its lyrics: "Treading the boards, screaming out Macbeth / Just to see how much bad luck you really get."

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