Hold out my heart (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Hold out my heart
Composer: Thomas Morley
Original text and translations
Hold out my heart, with joy's delights accloyed,
O hold thou out my heart, and show it,
That all the world may know it,
What sweet content thou lately hast enjoyed;
She that, "Come dear", would say,
Then laugh and run away,
And if I stayed her, thus would she then cry,
"Nay, fie for shame, fie",
My true love true not regarding;
hath giv'n my love now at length his full rewarding.
So that, unless I may tell the joys that overfill me,
My joys kept in, I know in time will kill me.