Love not me for comely grace (John Wilbye)
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Title: Love not me for comely grace
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 12 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals.
Original text and translations
Love not me for comely grace,
For my pleasing eye or face,
Nor for any outward part,
No, nor for my constant heart,
For these may fail, or turn to ill.
So thou and I must sever.
Keep therefore a true woman’s eye,
And love me still, but know not why,
So hast thou the same reason still
To doat upon me ever.