Change me, O heavens, into the Ruby stone That on my Love's fair locks doth hang in gold. Yet leave me speech to her to make my moan, And give me eyes her beauties to behold. Or if you will not make my flesh a stone, Make her hard heart seem flesh that now seems none.
- 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 John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "Change me, O heavens", published 1609 [ vocal quartet], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
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Word count: 56