Ay me; can every rumour Thus start my lady's humour? Name ye some gallant to her Why straight forsooth I woo her. Then burst she forth in passion: You men love but for fashion. Yet sure I am that no man Ever so loved woman. Yet, alas, Love, be wary For women be contrary.
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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), "Ay me; can every rumour", published 1598 [ vocal trio], from the collection First Set of English Madrigals, madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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Word count: 54