Woeful heart with grief oppressed (John Dowland)
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Title: Woeful heart with grief oppressed
Composer: John Dowland
Description: No XVI from Second Book of Songs or Ayres (1600)
Original text and translations
Woeful heart with grief oppressed
since my fortunes most distressed,
from my Joys hath me removed,
Follow those sweet eyes adored,
those sweet eyes wherein are stored,
all my pleasures best beloved.
Fly my breast, leave me forsaken,
Wherein Grief his seat hath taken,
All his arrows through me darting,
Thou mayest live by her Sun shining,
I shall suffer no more pining,
By thy loss, than by her parting.