The greedy Hawk (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-04-19). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 110 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised May 2008. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: The greedy Hawk
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
The greedy hawk with sudden sight of lure
Doth stoop in hope to have her wished prey;
So many men do stoop to sights unsure,
And courteous speech doth keep them at the bay:
Let them beware lest friendly looks be like
The lure whereat the soaring hawk did strike.