You black bright stars (Thomas Morley)
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Title: You bright black stars
Composer: Thomas Morley
First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 16
Original text and translations
You black bright stars, that shine while daylight lasteth,
Ah, why haste you away when night time hasteth?
In darker nights the stars seem still the lighter,
On me shine then a night with your heams brighter.
Beams that are cause my heart hath so aspired,
Fire mounts aloft and they my heart have fired.