Away, thou shalt not love me. So shall my love seem greater And I shall love the better. Shall it be so? what say you? Why speak you not I pray you? Nay then I know you love me That so you may disprove me.
- 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), "Away, thou shalt not love me", published 1598 [ vocal trio], madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 7
Word count: 45