Ah, Robin

by William Cornysh

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Ah, Robin
English source: Traditional

Ah, Robin, gentle Robin,
Tell me how thy leman doth,
And thou shalt know of mine.
Ah, Robin …
My lady is unkind, iwis,
Alac why is she so?
She lov’th another better than me,
And yet she will say no.
Ah, Robin …

I cannot think such doubleness,
For I find women true;
In faith my lady lov’th me well,
She will change for no new.
Ah, Robin


William Cornysh

William Cornysh was an English composer, poet, playwright, and actor. Read more on the Encylopedia Britannica. 




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