O fly not, love (Thomas Morley)
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Title: O fly not, love
Composer: Thomas Morley
Published: 1593 in Canzonets to Three Voices.
Description: This text (originally used by Thomas Bateson) was set to this music (published in Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke) by Thurston Dart.
Original text and translations
O fly not, love, O do not fly me,
Stay awhile, but awhile O stay thee,
My darling sweet, O stay thee.
Hear Corydon complaining
His grief through thy disdaining.
O do not thus unfriendly use me,
Nor yet abuse me,
To kiss me once, but once, and so refuse me.