I live, and yet methinks I do not breathe (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-27). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 45 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: I live, and yet methinks I do not breathe
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
I live, and yet methinks I do not breathe,
I thirst, and drink, and drink, and thirst again,
I sleep, and yet I dream I am awake,
I hope for that I have; I have and want:
I sing and sigh; I love and hate at once.
Oh! tell me, restless soul, what uncouth jar
Doth cause such want in store, in peace such war?