As fair as morn

John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)



As fair as morn, as fresh as May,
a pretty grace in saying nay,
Smil'st thou sweetheart?
then sing and say, Ta na na no,
But O! that love enchanting eye,
Lo, here my doubtful doom I try,
Tell me my sweet, live I or die?
She smiles, fa la la la,
Ah, she frowns, Ay me, I die.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AABCDDDED
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 274
Words 61
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

John Wilbye

John Wilbye (baptized 7 March 1574 – September 1638) was an English madrigal composer. more…

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