For the lack of gold
For the lack of gold she's left me, O,
And of all that's dear bereft me, O;
She me forsook for a great duke,
And to endless woe she's left me, O.
A star and garter have more art
Than youth, a true and faithful heart;
For empty titles we must part;
For glittering show she's left me, O.
No cruel fair shall ever move
My injured heart again to love;
Through distant climates I must rove,
Since Jeanie she has left me, O.
Ye powers above, I to your care
Resign my faithless lovely fair;
Your choicest blessings be her share,
Though she's for ever left me, O.
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
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