A lover I'm born and a lover I'll be, And hope from my love I shall never be free. Let wisdom abound in teh grave womanhater, Yet never to love is a sign of ill nature. But he who loves well and whose passion is strong Can never be wretched, but ever be young. With hopes and with fears, like a ship in the ocean, Our hearts are kept dancing, and ever in motion: When our passion is pall'd and our fancy would fail, Some little quarrel supplies a fresh gale: But when the doubt's clear'd and the jealousy's gone How we kiss and embrace, and can never have done.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Imogen Clare Holst (1907 - 1984), "A Lover I’m Born" [ voice and piano ], from Three Songs, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Pelham Humfrey (1647 - 1674), "A lover I'm born" [sung text checked 1 time]
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