1 Harke all you Ladies y do sleep the Fairie Queene Proserpina Bids you awake and pitie them that weep, you may doe in the darke What the day doth forbid feare not the dogs that barke Night will haue all hid. 2 But if you let your louers mone, the Fairie Queene Proserpina Will send abroad her Fairies eu'rie one, that shall pinch blacke and blew, Your white hands, and faire armes, that did not kindly rue Your Paramours harmes. 3 In Myrtle Arbours on the downes, the Fairie Queene Proserpina This night by moone-shine leading merrie rounds, holds a watch with sweet loue, Downe the dale, vp the hill, no plaints or groanes may moue Their holy vigill. 4 All you that will hold watch with loue, the Fairie Queene Proserpina Will make you fairer then Diones doue, Roses red, Lillies white, And the cleare damaske hue shall on your cheekes alight, Loue will adorne you. 5 All you that loue, or lou'd before, the Fairie Queene Proserpina Bids you encrease that louing humour more, they that yet haue not fed On delight amorous, she vowes that they shall lead Apes in Auernus.
Words and music by Thomas CampionClose