A pretty game, my girl, To play with me so long; Until this other lover Comes dancing to thy song, And my affair is over. But love, though well adored, Is not my only note : So let thy false love-prattle Be in another man's throat That weaker man's death-rattle. Ah, such as thou, at last, Wilt take a false man's hand : Think kindly then of me, When thou'rt forsaken, and The shame sits on thy knee.
- by William Henry Davies (1871 - 1940), "The flirt", appears in The Song of Life and Other Poems, first published 1920 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Alfred Kunz (b. 1929), "The flirt", published 1972 [TTBB chorus and piano], from Three Works for Male Chorus [text not verified]
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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-15
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