Now peep, boe peep, thrise happie blest mine eies, For I have found faire Phillis where she lies, Upon her bad, with armes unspred, all fast asleepe, Look to your selves, new charge I must approve, Phillis doth sleepe, and must guard my Love. Now peep, boe peep, mine eyess, to see your blisse, Phillis closed eyes atrackts you, hers to kisse: Oh may I now perform my vow, loves joy t'immpart, Assay the while how to beguile, farewell faint hart. Taken she is, new joyes I must approve, Phillis doth sleep, and I will kisse my Love. Now peep, boe pee, be not oto bould my hand, Wake not thy Phillis, feare shee doe with-stand: Shee stirs alas, alas, alas I faint in spright, Shee opens her eie, undhappie I, farewell delight, Awakt shee is, new woes I must approve, Phillis awakes, and I must leave my Love.
- 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 Francis Pilkington (d. 1638), "Now peep, boe peep", published 1605, from The First Booke of Songs or Ayres [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Linda Godry
This text was added to the website: 2008-11-09
Line count: 17
Word count: 149