John Dowland, “Sorrow stay”
Performers: Daniel Thomson, tenor
Terry McKenna, 10-course lute
Source: John Dowland, The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres. London: Thomas Este, 1600.
Sorrow stay, lend true repentant teares,
To a woefull wretched wight,
Hence, dispaire with thy tormenting feares:
O doe not my poore heart affright,
Pitty, help now or never,
Mark me not to endlesse paine,
Alas I am condempned ever,
No hope, no help, ther doth remaine,
But downe, down, down, down I fall,
And arise, I never shall.