Lordly Gallants, tell me this: Tho' my safe content you weigh not, In your greatness, what one bliss have you gain'd, that I enjoy not? You have honour, you have wealth, I have peace and I have health, And at night no care I take, All the day I merry make. Bound to none my fortunes be, This or that man's fall I fear not, Him I love that loveth me; For the rest, a pin I care not. You are sad when others chafe, And grow merry as they laugh; I that hate it and am free, Laugh and weep as pleaseth me.
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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 John Wall Callcott (1766 - 1821), "Lordly Gallants", subtitle: "Glee for three voices" [ vocal trio ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler
This text was added to the website: 2020-04-08
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