Stay, Corydon, thou swain, talk not so soon of dying. What though thy heart be slain? What though thy love be flying? She threatens thee but dares not strike, thy Nymph is light and shadow-like: for if thou follow her, she'll fly from thee, but if thou fly from her, she'll follow thee.
- 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), "Stay, Corydon, thou swain", published 1609 [ vocal sextet], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Bart O'Brien
This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 53