Fly not so swift my dear (John Wilbye)
- (Posted 2011-08-19) CPDL #24185:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-19). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 89 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on #6576. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
- (Posted 2004-01-25) CPDL #06576:
- Editor: Ken Williams (submitted 2004-01-25). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 184 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Fly not so swift my dear
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
Fly not so swift, my dear, behold me dying,
If not a smiling glance for all my crying,
Yet kill me with thy frowns.
The Satyrs o'er the lawns full nimbly dancing,
Frisk it apace to view thy beauty's glancing.
See how they coast the downs.
Fain wouldst thou turn and yield them their delight,
But that thou fear'st lest I should steal a sight.