John Wilbye

Fly, Love, aloft

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

Fly, Love, aloft to heav'n and look out Fortune,
Then sweetly, sweetly, sweetly her importune,
That I from my Calisto best beloved
As you and she set down be never moved.
And, Love, to Carimel see you commend me,
Fortune for his sweet sake may chance befriend me.