Lover, thou must be presuming (Benjamin Cooke)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-01-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Lover, thou must be presuming
Composer: Benjamin Cooke

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: From Warren's seventh collection of canons, catches and glees.

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Original text and translations

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Lover, thou must be presuming,
If thou wilt the fair possess;
See! the wanton, blushing, blooming,
Courts your tender fond caress.

Man of show, stand not so,
To her go, let her know,
Warm as May, your brisk address.

Cloudy eye if she appear in,
Ever to your am'rous view,
Looks of cold December wearing,
Bid the proud coquette adieu.

'Tis design, never pine,
Never sigh or whine;
Fly from her; she'll follow you.