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Away, thou shalt not love me

John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)



Away, thou shalt not love me.
So shall my love seem greater
And I shall love the better.
Shall it be so? what say you?
Why speak you not I pray you?
Nay then I know you love me
That so you may disprove me.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABBCCAA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 207
Words 47
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7

John Wilbye

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

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