I prithee send me back my heart (John S. Wilson)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-21)   CPDL #51544:   
Editor: John Wilson (submitted 2018-10-21).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I prithee send me back my heart
Composer: John S. Wilson
Lyricist: John Suckling

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2018

Description: A setting of a poem by John Suckling

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Original text and translations

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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.