Title: Sorrow, Stay
Music: John Dowland (1563-1626)
Text: possibly John Dowland (1563-1626)
Free at Art Song Central:
- PDF file: Sorrow, Stay
- Key: G Minor
- Range: D4 – D5
- From: The Second Book of Ayres
- Source: Stainer & Bell edition, ed. Fellowes ©1922
- Note: This edition includes lute tabulature as well as a piano transcription.
Elsewhere on the Internet:
Sorrow, stay! lend true repentant tears
To a woeful wretched wight.
Hence, Despair! with thy tormenting fears
O do not my poor heart affright.
Pity, help! now or never;
Mark me not to endless pain.
Alas, I am condemned ever,
No hope, no help there doth remain.
But down, down, down, down I fall,
And arise I never shall.
- Recmusic.org has the text.