Lady if you so spite me (John Dowland)

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  • (Posted 2009-03-23)  CPDL #19089:     
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2009-03-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SB plus lute tablature (tenor G tuning, 7-course, bottom string tuned down to C)

General Information

Title: Lady if you so spite me
Composer: John Dowland

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Lute

First published: 1610 in A Musicall Banquet, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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Lady if you so spight me,
Wherfore do you so oft kisse and delight mee?
Sure that my hart opprest and overcloyed,
May breake thus overjoyde,
If you seeke to spill mee,
Come kisse me sweet and kill mee,
So shal your hart be eased,
And I shall rest content and dye well pleased.