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I Live Not Where I Love (2) Loyal lovers, that are distant From your sweethearts, many a mile, Pray come and help me at this instant In mirth to spend away the while Singing sweetly and completely In commendation of my love Resolving ever to part never Though I live not where I love My constancy shall ne'er be failing Whatso'er betide me here, Of her virtue I'll be telling Be my biding far or near And though blind fortune prove uncertain From her presence me to remove Yet I'll be constant every instant Though I live not where I love Thouh our bodies thus are parted, And asunder many a mile, Yet I vow to be true-hearted And be faithful all the while. Though with mine eye I cannot spy For distance great my dearest love, My heart is with her all together Though I live not where I love The birds shall leave their airy region The fishes in the air shall fly, All the world shall be one religion All living things shall cease to die All things shall change to shapes most strange, Above that I disloyal prove, Or any way my love decay, Though I live not where I love original version atributed to Martin Parker, c1630s. [tune: I live not where I love] WBO oct97
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