Betwixt mine eye and heart (Michael Gray)

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  • (Posted 2019-10-07)  CPDL #55538:     
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2019-10-07).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 7 pages, 198 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: Betwixt mine eye and heart
Composer: Michael Gray
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2019
Description: Part of an ongoing series "Book of Sonnets."

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Original text and translations

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Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
And each doth good turns now unto the other,
When that mine eye is famished for a look,
Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother;
With my love's picture then my eye doth feast,
And to the painted banquet bids my heart:
Another time mine eye is my heart's guest,
And in this thoughts of love doth share a part.
So either by thy picture or my love,
Thyself away, are present still with me,
For thou not farther than my thoughts canst move,
And I am still with them, and they with thee.
 Or if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
 Awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.

William Shakespeare (Sonnet XLVII)