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MUSIC: Elizabethan Love Songs

Sweet Nymph Come To Thy Lover

Used in our production of Cinderella.

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Written by Thomas Morley in 1593.

Performed and orchestrated by Lishka DeVoss.
Mixed by Bruce Busby (
©2007 Lishka DeVoss


Sweet nymph, come to thy lover,
Lo! here alone our love we may discover
Where the sweet nightingale with wanton gloses,
Hark! her love too discloses.

(NOTE: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in this context "gloses" would mean flattery or smooth talk. So the nightingale is expressing her love while making lusty flattering suggestions or "wanton gloses".)

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