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Take, o take those lips away

Language: English

Take, o take those lips away,
That so sweetly [were]1 forsworn;
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights [that]2 do mislead the morn:
But my kisses bring again;
Seals of love, [but]3 seal'd in vain, sealed in vain.

Hide, o hide those hills of snow
that thy frozen bosom wears,
On whose tops the pinks that grow
are yet of those that April wears;
But first set my poor heart free,
Bound in those icy chains by thee.


Translation(s): DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE GER GER GER GER GER POL

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F. Ayres sets stanza 1
R. Quilter sets stanza 1
P. Warlock sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
W. Fortner sets stanza 1
N. Lee sets stanza 1
H. Gál sets stanza 1
S. Gerber sets stanza 1
J. Kaufer sets stanza 1
W. Jackson sets stanza 1
J. Hall sets stanza 1

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Note: quoted by John Fletcher, in Bloody Brother, 1639 and by William Shakespeare, in Measure for Measure, Act IV, scene 1, c1604 (just one stanza)
1 Bishop: "are"
2 Bishop: "which"
3 Bishop: "tho'"

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 12
Word count: 79

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Éloigne, oh, éloigne ces lèvres

Language: French (Français) after the English

Éloigne, oh, éloigne ces lèvres,
Qui si suavement se sont parjurées ;
Et ces yeux, points du jour,
Lumières qui trompent l'aube :
Mais mes baisers, rends-les moi ;
Sceaux d'amour, scellés en vain, scellés en vains.

Cache, oh, cache ces collines de neige
Que ta poitrine gelée porte,
Sur leurs sommets les boutons qui y poussent
Sont encore ceux qu'avril porte ;
Mais d'abord libère mon pauvre cœur,
Lié dans ces chaînes glacées par toi.


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Based on
  • a text in English by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT DUT FIN GER GER GER GER GER POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Alcock Jr., Frank J. Allen, Paul Hastings Allen, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Thomas Anderton, Frederic Ayres, Joseph W. Baber, Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir, Augustus Barratt, Augustus Barry, J. Bath, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, John Parsons Beach, Thomas Case Sterndale Bennett, Henry Rowley Bishop, Karl Bjorseth, Gaston Borch, Havergal Brian, Leslie Bridgewater, Benjamin Britten, Michael Brozen, Arthur Bransby Burnand, as Anton Strelezki, Benjamin Burrows, John Wall Callcott, Mary Grant Carmichael, Benjamin Carr, John Wallace Carter, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Thomas Chilcot, Barney Childs, Harold Clark, Rebecca Clarke, Matthew Francis Coates, Robert Convery, John H. Corina, Claude E. Cover, James Munro Coward, Frederic Hymen Cowen, Sir, Louis Crerar, Gordon Conrad Cyr, Martin Dalby, Edward Dearle, Emma Lou Diemer, Bernard van Dieren, Christopher Dixon, Madeleine Dring, Lewis Byron Duke, Chester Duncan, John Edmunds, Garth Edmundson, Leo Edwards, Paul Edwards, William Faulkes, Richard J. Felciano, John Fiske, James Hampton Fithian, Stanley Fletcher, Wolfgang Fortner, Hans Gál, Frederica Elvira Gambogi, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Juliana Hall, Ashley Heenan, William Jackson, John Jeffreys, Joseph Kaufer, Noël Lee, Elizabeth Maconchy, Robert Matthew-Walker, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Thomas Pasatieri, Robert Lucas Pearsall, Mary Plumstead, Roger Quilter, Hendrik de Regt, Edmund Duncan Rubbra, Andrew Schneider, Virgil Garnett Thomson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock, Joel Weiss, John Wilson. Go to the text.
  • a text in English misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) DUT DUT FIN GER GER GER GER GER POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Alcock Jr., Frank J. Allen, Paul Hastings Allen, David Werner Amram, Orsmond Anderton, Thomas Anderton, Frederic Ayres, Joseph W. Baber, Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir, Augustus Barratt, Augustus Barry, J. Bath, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, John Parsons Beach, Thomas Case Sterndale Bennett, Henry Rowley Bishop, Karl Bjorseth, Gaston Borch, Havergal Brian, Leslie Bridgewater, Benjamin Britten, Michael Brozen, Arthur Bransby Burnand, as Anton Strelezki, Benjamin Burrows, John Wall Callcott, Mary Grant Carmichael, Benjamin Carr, John Wallace Carter, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Thomas Chilcot, Barney Childs, Harold Clark, Rebecca Clarke, Matthew Francis Coates, Robert Convery, John H. Corina, Claude E. Cover, James Munro Coward, Frederic Hymen Cowen, Sir, Louis Crerar, Gordon Conrad Cyr, Martin Dalby, Edward Dearle, Emma Lou Diemer, Bernard van Dieren, Christopher Dixon, Madeleine Dring, Lewis Byron Duke, Chester Duncan, John Edmunds, Garth Edmundson, Leo Edwards, Paul Edwards, William Faulkes, Richard J. Felciano, John Fiske, James Hampton Fithian, Stanley Fletcher, Wolfgang Fortner, Hans Gál, Frederica Elvira Gambogi, John Linton Gardner, Steven R. Gerber, Juliana Hall, Ashley Heenan, William Jackson, John Jeffreys, Joseph Kaufer, Noël Lee, Elizabeth Maconchy, Robert Matthew-Walker, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Thomas Pasatieri, Robert Lucas Pearsall, Mary Plumstead, Roger Quilter, Hendrik de Regt, Edmund Duncan Rubbra, Andrew Schneider, Virgil Garnett Thomson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock, Joel Weiss, John Wilson. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-06-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
Line count: 12
Word count: 76