Come, lovers, follow me (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Come, lovers, follow me
Composer: Thomas Morley
Original text and translations
Come, lovers, follow me,
and leave this weeping, follow me,
see where the lovely god sweetly lies asleeping;.
Soft then, softly for fear we wake him,
and to his bow he take him,
O then if he but spy us,
whither shall we then fly us?
And if he come upon us,
Out well away,
then are we woebegone us.
Hence then away, follow me,
away, begone, follow me,
hence then away
follow me away
begone, dispatch us;
and that apace, for fear he catch us;
and that apace, lest he catch us,
and that apace ere he wake,
for fear he catch us.