O grief, e'en on the bud (Thomas Morley)
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Title: O, grief, e'en on the bud
Composer: Thomas Morley
First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 7
Original text and translations
O, grief, e'en on the bud that fairly flowered,
the sun hath lowered,
and, ah, that breast which Love durst never venture,
bold Death did enter.
Pity, O Heav'ns that have my love in keeping,
my cries, my cries and weeping.