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Farewell, Dear Love Farewell, dear love, since thou wilt needs be gone Mine eyes do show my life is almost gone Nay, I will never die so long as I can spy. There be many mo'tho' that she do go There be many mo' I fear not Why then let her go, I care not. Farewell, farewell, since this I find is true I will not spend more time in wooing you. But I will seek elsewhere If I may find love there Shall I bid her go? What and if I do? Shall I bid her go and spare not? Oh no no no, I dare not. Ten thousand times farewell; yet stay awhile Sweet, kiss me once; sweet kisses time beguile. I have no pow'r to move. How now am I in love? Wilt thou needs begone? Go then, all is one Wilt thou needs begone? Oh hie thee! Nay, stay, and do no more deny me. Once more adieu, I see loath to depart Bids oft adieu to her that holds my heart. But seeing I must lose thy love, which I did choose, Go thy way for me since that may not be. Go, thy ways for me. But whither? Go, of but where I may come thither. What shall I do? My love is now departed She is as fair as she is cruel-hearted. But seeing I must lose thy love with prayers oft repeated If she come no more, shall I die therefore? If she come no more, what care I? Faith, let her go, or come, or tarry! From Songs From Shakespeare's Plays, Kines Note: In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Act II Scene 3 Tune published in Jones "First Book of Songs and Ayres", 1600
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