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Come, My Noble Handsome One
Tune: “Domna, pos vos ay chausida”, 13th century, Anonymous by
Catherine de Gray
August 19, 2003 (A.S. XXXVIII)

Come my noble handsome one
Pledge yourself to me
For I desire nothing more than
You to lie with me

Come to me with your bright eyes
Your potent charms of speech and virtue
You above all I prize
For no chevalier is fine as you

Let no gossip taint our love
Nor jealous glance disdain
Bring yourself to me completely
With passion unrestrained

Come my noble handsome one
Pledge yourself to me
For I desire nothing more than
You to lie with me

Blessed am I in your regard
No truer love could I possess
Do not remove me from your care
Nor plunge my heart into distress

Come my noble handsome one
Pledge yourself to me
For I desire nothing more than
You to lie with me


"This song is modelled on the romantic poetry of the 12th and 13th century women troubadours of Occitan. It was written for the Mists Bardic competition (A.S. 38), and in honour of my lord, Antonio." -- Catherine de Gray


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