My dearest, my fairest (Daniel Purcell)
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Title: My Dearest, My Fairest
Composer: Daniel Purcell
Description: Attributed to Daniel or Henry Purcell
Original text and translations
My dearest, my fairest,
I languish for you.
Thy kindness has won me,
Thy charm has undone me,
I ne'er, no, ne'er shall be free.
I faint with the pleasure I fain would repeat,
Ah why are love's raptures so short and so sweet,
Thus pressing and kissing, fresh joys we'll pursue
And ever be happy and ever be true.
But alas, should you change
Ah, tell me not so
No never my fairest
No, no, my dearest (my fairest) no, no.