Take, O take those lips away (Samuel Reay)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-13). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 91 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1871 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 149
Description: v.1 by William Shakespeare, from Measure for Measure, Act IV, Sc. 1; v.2 by John Fletcher, from The Bloody Brother, Act V, Sc. 2.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Take, O take those lips away.
2 Hide, oh, hide those hills of snow
Which thy frozen bosom bears,
On whose tops the pinks that grow
Are of those that April wears!
But first set my poor heart free,
Bound in those icy chains by thee.