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Come live with me and be my love

Language: English

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all my treasures prove,
With lunch and dinners, plays and balls,
And all the naughty music-halls.

There will we sit inside a box,
And see the ladies show their frocks,
And large tiaras, in the stalls,
And more when they take off their shawls.

Then will I buy thee silken hoses,
And shoes to fit your dainty toeses;
A rope of pearls as large as spuds,
(The size I wear myself as studs).

If these delights thy mind may move,
Come live with me and be my love.
Yes, these delights my mind do move,
I'll live with thee and be thy love.

Note: this is a parody of Christopher Marlowe's "The passionate shepherd to his love"

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


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: 2017-09-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25

Line count: 16
Word count: 114

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