I love, loved, and loved would I be (Robert Fayrfax)
- Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2021-01-10). Score information: A3, 3 pages, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition prepared for the Fayrfax 2021 Quincentenary, generously supported by the Mercers' Company. Recorded by Ensemble Pro Victoria in March 2021 on the Delphian Label.
- Editor: Bram Wayman (submitted 2010-09-23). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 60 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: English text modernized.
Title: I love, loved, and loved would I be
Composer: Robert Fayrfax
Original text and translations
I love, loved, and loved would I be
In steadfast faith and truth with assurance;
Then bounden were I such one faithfully
To love, though I do fear to trace that dance,
Lest that misadventure might fall by chance;
Yet will I my trust to fortune apply;
How that ever it will hap I wot ne’er I.