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For Lucy, Countess of Bedford

1. Fine knacks for ladies, cheap, choice, brave and new,
god penniworths, but money cannot prove,
I keep a fair, but for the fair to view
a beggar may be liberal...
For Lucy, Countess of Bedford

1. Fine knacks for ladies, cheap, choice, brave and new,
god penniworths, but money cannot prove,
I keep a fair, but for the fair to view
a beggar may be liberal of love,
Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true.

2. Great gifts are guiles and look for gifts again,
My trifles come as treasures from my mind,
It is a precious jewel to be plain,
Sometimes in shell the Orient`s pearls we find.
Of others take a sheaf, of me a grain

3. Within this pack pins, points, laces and gloves,
And divers toys fitting a country fair,
But in my heart, where duty serves and loves,
Turtles and twins, Court`s brood, a heav`nly pair.
Happy the man that thinks of no removes.


The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (1600) (12):  `Fine knacks for ladies`,  ()
LA NEF: Sylvain Bergeron (lute, baroque guitar); Sean Dagher (cittern); Patrick Graham (percussion); Andrew Horton (double bass); Grégoire Jeay (flutes); Alex Kehler (violin); Amanda Keesmaat (baroque cello); Betsy MacMillan (viola da gamba). Recorded in September 2010 at Saint-Augustin Church, Saint-Augustin-de-Mirabel, Québec, Canada.
: Gabisou , 10.01.2016 16:52             
 
     

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