Stay, Corydon, thou swain (John Wilbye)
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Title: Stay, Corydon, thou swain
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 32 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals
Original text and translations
Stay, Corydon, thou swain,
Talk not so soon of dying:
What though thy heart be slain,
What though thy love be flying?
She threatens thee, but dares not strike,
Thy nymph is light and shadow-like;
For if thou follow her, she'll fly from thee;
But if thou fly from her, she'll follow thee.