Woo her, and win her, he that can!

by Rachel Stott From Songs from the Lords' Masque (2000)

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Woo her, and win her, he that can!
English source: Thomas Campion

Woo her, and win her, he that can!
Each woman hath two lovers,
So she must take and leave a man,
Till time more grace discovers.
This doth Jove to shew that want
Makes beauty most respected;
If fair women were more scant,
They would be more affected.

Courtship and music suit with love,
They both are works of passion;
Happy is he whose words can move,
Yet sweet notes help persuasion.
Mix your words with music then,
That they the more may enter;
Bold assaults are fit for men,
That on strange beauties venter.


Rachel Stott

Rachel Stott was educated at Wells Cathedral School and read music at Churchill College, Cambridge. While a post-graduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she was commissioned by the London Park Lane Group for their Purcell Room…


Thomas Campion

Thomas Campion was an English composer, poet, and physician. 

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