She hath an eye (Robert Jones)

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  • (Posted 2008-10-13)  CPDL #18153:     
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2008-10-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 253 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Only the choir parts in score. Lute part not published.

General Information

Title: She hath an eye
Composer: Robert Jones

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1609 in A Musicall Dreame, no. 12
Description: Original one to four part song with lute

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Original text and translations

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1. She hath an eye, ah me, ah me,
She hath an eye, ah me, to see,
Ah me that shee hath too
Which makes me sigh as louers doe,
hey hoe, hey hoe
Hey hoe, ah me, that an eye
Should make her liue and mee to die.
Wise mens eyes are in their mind,
But louers eyes are euer blind.

2. She hath a lippe, ah, ah, alas,
Two lippes wich doe themselues surpasse,
Alasse two lips for kisses,
Of earthly loue that heauenly blisses,
hey hoe, hey hoe
Alasse, oh woe that a heauen,
Should make vs ods that make all euen.
Ladies kisses are a charme,
That kill vs ere they doe vs harme.

3. She hath a heart, ah me, ah me,
A heart she hath which none can see,
Ah me that I haue none,
Which makes me sigh, yea sighing grone,
hey hoe, hey hoe
Hey hoe, aye me, that I part,
And liue, yet leaue with her my heart.
Hartlesse men may hue by loue,
This she doth know and this I proue.