He that hath no mistresse, Must not weare a fauor, He that wooes a mistris, Must serue before he haue her, He that hath no bedfellow, Must lie alone, And he that hath no Lady, Must be content with Ione, And so must I, For why alas my loue and I am parted, False Cupid I will haue thee whipt, And haue thy mother carted.
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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 William Corkine (fl. 1610-2), "He that hath no mistresse", published 1610 [voice, lute, bass viol], from the collection Airs to sing and play to the Lute and Bass-viol, no. 6. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann
This text was added to the website: 2016-06-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 65