Thomas Ford

(1580 - 1648 / England)

There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind


There is a lady sweet and kind,
Was never face so pleas'd my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her gesture, motion, and her smiles,
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her free behaviour, winning looks,
Will make a lawyer burn his books;
I touch'd her not, alas! not I,
And yet I love her till I die.

Had I her fast betwixt mine arms,
Judge you that think such sports were harms,
Were't any harm? no, no, fie, fie,
For I will love her till I die.

Should I remain confined there
So long as Ph{oe}bus in his sphere,
I to request, she to deny,
Yet would I love her till I die.

Cupid is winged and doth range,
Her country so my love doth change:
But change she earth, or change she sky,
Yet will I love her till I die.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Rookie Lester Lemay (10/24/2005 10:51:00 PM)

    I remember singing this as one of my first solos in Chorus Class, Prescott Senior High School about 1947. Teacher was Mr. Backe (Report) Reply

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