Title: O Mistress Mine
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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- Transcribed at CPDL
- Key: PDF is in F Major
- Range: D4 – G5
- Sibelius 4 source code available to edit or transpose.
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O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true love’s coming
That can sing both high and low.
Trip no further, pretty sweeting;
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting,
Ev’ry wise man’s son doth know.
What is love? ‘Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty;
Youth’s a stuff will not endure.
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