Title: I see she flies me
Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)
Free at Art Song Central (PDF files):
- PDF: I see she flies me
- Key: G Minor
- Range: D4 – G5
- Note: I have corrected the text in this edition by removing the s from the end of discover, noting that it broke the rhyme. However, the original Orpheus Brittanicus also has “discovers.” This edition is available uncorrected from Google Books. (See source)
- Source: Six Songs by Henry Purcell
- PDF: I See She Flies Me
- Key: F Minor
- Range: C4 – F5
- Source: Twenty Four Songs by English Composers of the 17th & 18th Centuries
Elsewhere on the Internet:
I see she flies me ev’rywhere,
Her eyes her scorn discover;
But what’s her scorn or my despair,
Since ’tis my fate to love her.
Were she but kind whom I adore,
I might live longer, but not love her more.
- Recmusic.org has the text.