O stay, sweet love (John Farmer)
- Editor: Mark Szabó (submitted 2020-01-03). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 515 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: According to the first edition printed in London, anno 1599.
Title: O stay, sweet love
Composer: John Farmer
First published: 1599
Original text and translations
O stay, sweet love; see here the place of sporting;
These gentle flowers smile sweetly to invite us,
And chirping birds are hitherward resorting,
Warbling sweet notes only to delight us:
Then stay, dear love, for, tho' thou run from me,
Run ne'er so fast, yet I will follow thee.