I sung sometimes (John Wilbye)
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Title: I sung sometimes
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 21 from The 1st Set of Madrigals.
Original text and translations
I sung sometimes my thoughts’ and fancy's pleasure,
Where then I list, or time serv’d best and leisure,
While Daphne did invite me
To supper once, and drank to me to spite me.
I smil’d, yet still did doubt her,
And drank where she had drank before, to flout her.
But oh while I did eye her,
My eyes drank love, my lips drank burning fire.