Alas, for lak of her presens (Robert Fayrfax)
- Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2020-04-07). Score information: Unknown Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition prepared for the Fayrfax 2021 Quincentenary, generously supported by the Mercers' Company.
Title: Alas, for lack of her presens
Composer: Robert Fayrfax
Original text and translations
Alas for lak ofher presens,
Whom I serve and shall as long,
Tyll deth my lyff departe from hens!
Absens it is that wolde me wrong;
And thus is the tyme ofhis song;
To gett mystrust is his entent
To send to her to make me shent.*