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My true love hath my heart and I have...

Language: English

My true love hath my heart and I have his.
By just exchange, one [for]1 the other given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss;
There never was a [bargain better]2 driven[.]3
His heart in me keeps [me and him]4 in one;
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own;
I cherish his because in me it bides[.]3
His heart his wound received from my sight;
My heart was wounded with his wounded heart;
For as from me on him his hurt did light,
So still, methought, in me his hurt did smart:
Both equal hurt, in this change sought our bliss,
My true love hath my heart and I have his.


Translation(s): FRE

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A. Foote sets lines 1-8
C. Gounod sets lines 1-8

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Parodied in Archibald Stodart-Walker's My true friend hath my hat.

1 Foote: "to"
2 Foote, Gounod, Wilkinson: "better bargain"
3 Foote: ":/ My true love hath my heart and I have his." (first line is repeated)
4 Foote: "him and me"

Submitted by Ted Perry

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This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Set in a modified version by Vivian Fine, Hans Gál, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Graham Peel, Arthur Somervell, Sir.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:24
Line count: 14
Word count: 125

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Mon amour a mon cœur

Language: French (Français) after the English

Mon amour a mon cœur et j'ai le sien;
Nous avons fait tous deux ce doux échange;
Son coeur captif est le maître du mien;
Le mien vainqueur à ses désirs se range;
Mon amour a mon cœur et j'ai le sien!
Son coeur en moi rassemble nos amours;
Mon coeur en lui l'anime de sa flamme;
Son âme en moi demeure pour toujours;
Je le chéris parce qu'il a mon âme.
Mon amour a mon cœur et j'ai le sien!


Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Philip Sidney, Sir (1554 - 1586), no title, appears in Arcadia
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arthur Foote, Charles Gounod, Jake Heggie, Gustav Holst, William Martin Yeates Hurlstone, John Ireland, John Raynor, Stephen Wilkinson. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2017-12-29.
Last modified: 2017-12-29 16:59:26
Line count: 10
Word count: 81