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This day day dawes

Language: English

This day day dawes
This gentill day dawes,
This gentill day dawes
And I must go home.

In a glorius garden grene
Sawe I syttyng a comly quene
Among the flouris that fresth byn.
She gaderd a floure and set betwene;
The lyly-whight rose methought I sawe
The lyly-whight rose methought I sawe,
And ever she sang:
This day day dawes...

In that garden be flouris of hewe;
The gelofir gent that she well knewe
The flour-de-luce she did on rewe,
And said - ‘The white rose is most trewe
This garden to rule be ryghtwis lawe’.
The lyly-whyghte rose methought I sawe,
And ever she sang:
This day day dawes...

dawes= dawns
set betwene= sat amongst them
gelofir gent= clove-scented pink

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2014-06-23 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-23 23:00:33
Line count: 20
Word count: 111

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