Thomas Campion

A Booke of Ayres.


When thou must home to shades of vnder ground,
And there ariu'd, a newe admired guest,
The beauteous spirits do ingirt thee round,
White Iope, blith Hellen, and the rest,
To heare the stories of thy finisht loue
From that smoothe toong whose musicke hell can moue ;

Then wilt thou speake of banqueting delights,
Of masks and reuels which sweete youth did make,
Of Turnies and great challenges of knights,
And all these triumphes for thy beauties sake :
When thou hast told these honours done to thee,
Then tell, O tell, how thou didst murther me.

Angel playing Lute - 'Angelo Musicante'
Follower of Leonardo da Vinci (c.1500)
National Gallery, London.

  MIDI: When Thou Must Home by Thomas Campion -
Sequenced by John Cowles

Text source:
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 17.

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