Mesocosm

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Ah, Robin

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A madrigal by William Cornysh, performed by the Tallis Scholars.

Ah, Robin, gentle, Robin,
Tell me how thy leman* doth
and thou shalt know of mine.

    My lady is unkind I wis,
    Alack why is she so?
    She lov’th another better than me,
    and yet she will say no.

Ah, Robin, gentle, Robin,
Tell me how thy leman doth
and thou shalt know of mine.

    I cannot think such doubleness
    for I find women true,
    In faith my lady lov’th me well
    she will change for no new.

Ah, Robin, gentle, Robin,
Tell me how thy leman doth
and thou shalt know of mine.

*leman = sweetheart

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Written by Mesocosm

March 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

Posted in Ephemera, Music

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