Love learns by laughing (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Love learns by laughing
Composer: Thomas Morley
Published: 1606 in Canzonets to Three voices, 2nd edition.
Original text and translations
Love learns by laughing first to speak,
by laughing first to speak,
Then slyly gains cares passing great.
Fa la la la la la.
But I will laugh, but I will laugh,
will laugh, but I will laugh without that care,
And bid love touch me if he dare.
Fa la la la la la la.