Ay me, the fatal arrow (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Ay me, the fatal arrow
Composer: Thomas Morley
First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 10
Original text and translations
Ay me, the fatal arrow
That drives ev'n to the marrow,
Cupid from out his quiver
Hath pluck'd and pierc'd my liver.
The blood through which the fell venom close creepeth,
Alas ev'n though mine eyes, my heart outweepeth.