Cruel behold my heavy ending See what you wrought by your disdaining, Causeless I die, Love still attending Your hopeless pity of my complaining. Suffer those eyes which thus have slain me With speed to end their killing power: So shall you prove how Love doth pain me And see me die still yower.
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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 Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "Cruel behold my heavy ending", published 1598 [ vocal sextet], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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Word count: 54