Lady, the silly flea (Giles Farnaby)
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Title: Lady, the silly flea
Composer: Giles Farnaby
Published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices.
Original text and translations
Lady, the silly flea of all disdained,
because it hath complained:
I pity that poor creature,
both black and small of stature,
were I a flea, indeed I would not bite you,
but search some other way for to delight you.