First Set of English Madrigals

by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638)

Word count: 187

?. I sung sometimes my thoughts [sung text checked 1 time]

I sung sometimes my thoughts and fancy's pleasure
Where then I list, or time served best and leisure,
While Daphne did invite me
To supper once, and drank to me to spite me.
I smiled: yet still did doubt her,
and drank where she had drank before to flout her
But O while I did eye her,
Mine eyes drank love, my lips drank burning fire.

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?. Adieu sweet Amarillis [sung text checked 1 time]

Adieu sweet Amarillis,
For since to part your will is,
O heavy tiding,
Here is for me no biding.
Yet once again ere that I part with you
Amarillis, sweet, adieu, adieu.

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?. Ay me; can every rumour [sung text checked 1 time]

Ay me; can every rumour
Thus start my lady's humour?
Name ye some gallant to her
Why straight forsooth I woo her.
Then burst she forth in passion:
You men love but for fashion.
Yet sure I am that no man
Ever so loved woman.
Yet, alas, Love, be wary
For women be contrary.

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22. Flora gave me fairest flowers [sung text checked 1 time]

Flora gave me fairest flowers,
None so fair in Flora's treasure
These I placed on Phillis' bowers
She was pleased, and she my pleasure.
Smiling meadows seem to say
Come ye wantons, here to play.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]