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20. When thou must home.

       When thou must home to shades of vnderground,
       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 mee.

Words and music by Thomas Campion


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