67. Sister, Awake!
Thomas Bateson's First Set of English Madrigals

Numbers from Elizabethan Miscellanies & Song-books by Unnamed or Uncertain Authors. 1604

SISTER, awake! close not your eyes!
  The day her light discloses,
And the bright morning doth arise
  Out of her bed of roses.

See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,
  In at our window peeping:
Lo, how he blusheth to espy
  Us idle wenches sleeping!

Therefore awake! make haste, I say,
  And let us, without staying,
All in our gowns of green so gay
  Into the Park a-maying!

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