minstrel: Lyric re-write

umwhit46 at cc.UManitoba.CA umwhit46 at cc.UManitoba.CA
Sun Jul 20 22:07:28 PDT 1997


Try:  "Rapture, hinder time's swift pace."

Sian

On Sun, 20 Jul 1997, CONSORTMUS at aol.com wrote:
>I am arranging a John Dowland ( 1562-1626) song for solo voice, and I was
>hoping that someone could suggest lyrics for one line.  I am combining the
>words from two verses, and this one line doesn't make sense in the context 
of
>the combined verse.
>
>The text is as follows:
>
>Come away, come sweet love, the golden morning breaks.
>All the earth, all the air of love and pleasure speaks.
>Teach thine arms then to embrace
>and sweet rosy lips to kiss
>and mix our souls in mutual bliss.
>             (???? 7 syllables, should rhyme with "embrace."?????)
>Pleasure, measure love's delight.
>Haste, then, sweet love, our wished flight.
>
>(Here's verse 2, for your interest)
>
>Come away, come sweet love, the golden morning wastes.
>While the sun from his sphere his fiery arrow casts,
>making all the shadows fly
>playing, staying in the grove
>to entertain the stealth of love.
>Thither, sweet love, let us hie,
>flying, dying in desire,
>winged with sweet hopes and heav'nly fire.
>
>I appreciate your response  and assistance.
>
>Mary Sinclair
>ConsortMus at aol.com
>
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