I'm sick of love: O let me lie Under your shades to sleep or die! Either is welcome, so here I have Or here my bed, or here my grave. Why do ye sigh, and sob, and keep Time with the tears that I do weep? Can ye have sense, or do ye prove What crucifixions are in love? I know ye do, and that's the why Ye weep, being sick of love as I.
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- by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674) [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 Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "To sycamores", op. 51 (Twenty-Five Songs in Five Sets of Five Each: Set II) no. 3 (1922). [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by William Lawes (1602 - 1645), "I'm sick of love", subtitle: "To the Sycamore", from the collection Songs from the Autograph Songbook, no. 31. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
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