by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Eloré Lo
Language: English 
In a garden so green in a May morning
Heard I my lady pleen of paramours;
Said she: "My love so sweet, come you not yet, nor yet,
Heght you not me to meet amongst the flow'rs?

Eloré, Eloré, Eloré, Eloré,
I love my lusty love, Eloré lo!

Then to my lady blyth did I my presence kyth,
Saying: "My bird be glad! Am I not yours?
So in my armes two did I the lusty jo,
And kissed her times mo than night hath hours.

Eloré, Eloré, Eloré, Eloré,
I love my lusty love, Eloré lo!

Favour and duty unto your bright beauty
Confirmed hath law-tie, oblieged to truth,
So that your soverance, heartlie but variance,
Mark in your memorance mercy and ruth.

Eloré, Eloré, Eloré, Eloré,
I love my lusty love, Eloré lo!

Glossary: pleen: play, plea
heght = hight: bid, call
kith: become acquainted with
jo: sweetheart
ruth: compassion, pity

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Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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