Said I that Amarillis (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Said I that Amarillis
Composer: Thomas Morley
First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 13
Original text and translations
Said I that Amarillis was fairer than is Phillis?
Upon my death I take it,
sweet Phyll I never spake it,
But if you think I did then,
take me and hang me,
Yet let more and more love,
more love and beauty pang me.