I thought that Love had been a boy (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-12-10). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 100 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Sept 2021 (minor formatting).
Title: I thought that love had been a boy
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
I thought that love had beene a boy, with blinded eies,
or else some other wanton toy, that men devise,
like tales of fayries often told,
by doting age that dies for cold.