Wake, sleepy Thyrsis, wake For Love and Venus’ sake! Come, let us mount the hills Which Zephyrus with cool breath fills; Or let us tread new alleys, In yonder shady valleys. Rise, rise, rise, rise! Lighten thy heavy eyes:[Pg 145] See how the streams do glide And the green meads divide: But stream nor fire shall part This and this joinèd heart.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Francis Pilkington (d. 1638), "Wake, sleepy Thyrsis, wake", published 1624 [chorus], from the collection Second Set of Madrigals, madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2014-02-25
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Word count: 62