Why sit I here, alas, complaining (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Why sit I here complaining
Composer: Thomas Morley
Original text and translations
Why sit I here, alas, complaining?
With sobs and groanings, my disdaining.
O, this contenteth,
whom grief tormenteth.
Ah, cease this weeping, fool alas,
she does but this to prove thee:
away false comfort, no, thou canst not move me.
You that saw too much mine eyes,
shall dearly buy it:
that made my heart believe I did espy it.
Hence false comfort, in vain thou dost ease me,
comfort in vain, thou seekst to ease me;
away I say then, thou canst not please me.