Were I a king (John Mundy)
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Title: Were I a king
Composer: John Mundy
Description: No. 26 in Songs and Psalmes
Original text and translations
Were I a king, I might command content,
were I obscure, unknown should be my cares,
and were I dead, no thoughts should me torment,
nor words, nor wrongs, nor loves, nor hopes, nor fears,
a doubtful choice, of three things one to crave,
a kingdom or a cottage or a grave.