Come you not from Newcastle?

by Benjamin Britten

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Come you not from Newcastle?
English source: Anon.

Come you not from Newcastle?
Come you not there away?
Oh, met you not my true love,
Riding on a bonny bay?

Why should I not love my love?
Why should not my love love me?
Why should I not speed after him,
Since love to all is free?


Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music,…


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