Change me, O heavens (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-29). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 69 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up to B♭. Revised files uploaded 28/01/17. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-02-27). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 45 kB Copyright: Personal
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- Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-30). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 72 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Change me, O heavens
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
Change me, O heav'ns, into the ruby stone,
That on my love's fair locks doth hang in gold:
Yet leave me speech, to her to make my moan;
And give me eyes, her beauties to behold.
Or, if you will not make my flesh a stone,
Make her hard heart seem flesh, that now seems none.