I see she flies me, Z 573 (Henry Purcell)

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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-10).  Score information: A4, 5 pages, 179 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central - File Sizes: PDF: 179 KB

General Information

Title: I see she flies me
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: John Dryden

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1692 in Six Songs by Henry Purcell
Description: From the incidental music for Aureng-Zebe or The Great Mogul (1692).

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Original text and translations

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I see she flies me ev’rywhere,
Her eyes her scorn discover;
But what’s her scorn or my despair,
Since ’tis my fate to love her.
Were she but kind whom I adore,
I might live longer, but not love her more.