Whither runeth my sweethart Stay and take me with thee, Merily ile play ma part, Stay and thou shalt see me, O have I ketcht thee, hay ding a ding a ding This ketching is a prety thing. Tarrie are you gone againe What no longer liking, I will ketch thee once-againe, Stay while I am rising, Do you tarry then prety little one I thought I should please thee ere we did part.
- 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 Bartlet (fl. 1606-1610), "Whither runeth my sweethart", published 1606. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Linda Godry
This text was added to the website: 2006-05-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 74