Dear pity, how? (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-21). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 48 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: Dear pity, how?
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
Dear pity, how, ah! how, wouldst thou become her!
That best becometh beauty's best attiring;
Shall my desert deserve no favour from her?
But still to waste myself in deep adminring,
Like him who calls to echo to relieve him,
Still tells and hears the tale, Oh! tale that grieves him.