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.
First Set of English Madrigals
by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638)
?. I sung sometimes my thoughts  [sung text checked 1 time]
?. 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.
?. 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.
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.