I prithee send me back my heart (John S. Wilson)
- Editor: John Wilson (submitted 2018-10-21). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 124 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Description: A setting of a poem by John Suckling
Original text and translations
I prithee send me back my heart,
since I cannot have thine;
For if from yours you will not part,
Why then shouldst thou have mine?
Why should two hearts in one breast lie
And yet not lodge together?
O Love! where is thy sympathy
If thus our hearts thou sever?
But love is such a mystery,
I cannot find it out;
For when I think I'm best resolved
I then am most in doubt.
Then farewell care, and farewell woe;
I will pine no longer;
For I'll believe I have her heart
As much as she has mine.