First Set of Madrigals

by Francis Pilkington (d. 1638)

?. Have I found her? O rich finding! [sung text checked 1 time]

Have I found her? O rich finding!
Goddess-like for to behold,
Her fair tresses seemly binding
In a chain of pearl and gold.
Chain me, chain me, O most fair,
Chain me to thee with that hair!

Authorship:

Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age, ed. by A. H. Bullen, London, John C. Nimmo, 1887, page 38.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

?. Pour forth, mine eyes, the fountains of your tears [sung text checked 1 time]

Pour forth, mine eyes, the fountains of your tears;
Break, heart, and die, for now no hope appears;
Hope, upon which before my thoughts were fed,
Hath left me quite forlorn and from me fled.
Yet, see, she smiles! O see, some hope appears!
Hold, heart, and live; mine eyes, cease off your tears.

Authorship:

Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age, ed. by A. H. Bullen, London, John C. Nimmo, 1887, page 97.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Total word count: 91