O fly not, O take some pity (Thomas Morley)
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Title: O fly not, O take some pity
Composer: Thomas Morley
Description: No. 11 from Canzonets for three voices
Original text and translations
O fly not, O take some pity.
I faint alas, I faint; O stay, O stay her.
See how she flies away;
O stay and hear my prayer.
With one sweet look you may of torment ease me;
I am no tiger fierce that seeks to spill thee.
No, no, I see, thou dost but this to kill me.
Lo then I die, and all to please thee.