I loved a child of this countrie, And so I wend he had do me; Now myself the sooth I see. That he is far. Were it undo that is y-do. I would bewar. He said to me he would be true, And change me for none other new; Now I sykke and pale of hue For he is far. Were it undo that is y-do. I would bewar. He said his saws he would fulfil Therefore I let him have all his will; Now I sykke and mourne still For he is gone. Were it undo that is y-do. I would bewar.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, England, 15th century [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 Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), "Were it undo", first performed 2001 [soprano and piano], from A Thousand Years of Love, no. 6. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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Word count: 103