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O mistress mine, where are you roaming?

Language: English

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true love's coming 
That can sing both high and low.

[Trip]1 no [further]2, pretty sweeting;
[Journeys]3 end in lovers' meeting,
Ev'ry wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:

[In]4 delay there lies no plenty;
Then [come kiss]5 me, sweet and twenty;
Youth's a stuff will not endure.


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER GER GER GER IRI ITA NOR

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1 Korngold: "O trip"
2 [sic] ; and Hall: "farther"
3 Korngold: "For journeyes"
4 Korngold: "And in"
5 Korngold: "come and kiss"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Paavo Cajander)
  • FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo)
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (David Paley) , "O Fräulein meins! Woher du wanderst", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , "O mia signora", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2016-03-01 11:13:23

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O ma maîtresse, où courez‑vous ?

Language: French (Français) after the English

O ma maîtresse, où courez-vous ?
Oh ! arrêtez et écoutez ; il arrive, votre amant fidèle,
Qui sait chanter haut et bas.

Ne trottez pas plus loin, douce mignonne ;
Tout voyage s'arrête au rendez-vous d'amour.
Le fils du sage sait ça.

Qu'est-ce que l'amour ? Il n'est pas à venir ;
La joie présente a le rire présent.
Ce qui est au futur est toujours incertain.

On ne gagne rien aux délais.
Viens donc me baiser, cent fois charmante ;
La jeunesse est une étoffe qui ne peut durer.


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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 3 FIN GER GER GER IRI ITA NOR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bruce Adolphe, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Joseph W. Baber, Gary Bachlund, Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir, Garth Baxter, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Winifred May Bury, Mary Grant Carmichael, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Theodore Ward Chanler, Gordon Conrad Cyr , Emma Lou Diemer, Ernest Bristow Farrar, Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Fortner, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Juliana Hall, Lee Hoiby, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Mary Howe, John Jeffreys, Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Elizabeth Maconchy, Thomas Morley, Herbert Henry John Murrill, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Daniel Lee Pederson, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Roger Quilter, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Douglas Steele, Arthur Sullivan, Sir, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Henry Walthew, Peter Warlock, Healey Willan. Go to the text.

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

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Text added to the website: 2010-10-25 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:04

Line count: 12
Word count: 91