Love not me for comely grace (John Wilbye)
- Editor: Christopher Downard (submitted 2022-07-29). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 103 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-31). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 128 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 29/01/22
Title: Love not me for comely grace
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
Love not me for comely grace,
For my pleasing eye or face,
Nor for any outward part,
No, nor for my constant heart,
For these may fail, or turn to ill.
So thou and I must sever.
Keep therefore a true woman’s eye,
And love me still, but know not why,
So hast thou the same reason still
To doat upon me ever.