Thirsis, let pity move thee (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Thirsis, let pity move thee
Composer: Thomas Morley
Description: No. 12 from Canzonets for three voices
Original text and translations
Thirsis, O let some pity move thee;
Thou know'st, O alas, thy Cloris too well doth love thee;
Yet thou, unkind, dost fly me.
Then why, O dost thou fly me?
I faint, alas, here must I lie me.
Cry, alas, now for grief since he is bereft thee.
Up the hills, down the dales, thou seest, dear, I have not left thee.
Ah, can these trickling tears of mine not procure love?
What shepherd ever kill'd a nymph for pure love!
See, cruel, see the beasts, see their tears, they do reward me;