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K:F c3/2 B/2 A d | c F (F G) | A B/2A/2 G F | (G/2F/2) (E/2D/2) C2 | c3/2 B/2 A d | c F (F G) | A B G3/2 F/2 | F3 z | f3/2 e/2 d ^c | d A A2 | A =B c d | d c (d c) | c B B A | d A (G F) | E F G3/2 F/2 | F3 z || % W: W:1 W:Love me little, love me long, Is the burden of my song. W:Love that is too hot and strong Burneth soon to waste: W:Still, I would not have thee cold, Nor too backward, nor too bold; W:Love that lasteth till ’tis old Fadeth not in haste. W: W:2 W:If thou lovest me too much It will not prove as true as touch; W:Love me little, more than such, For I fear the end: W:I with little am content, And a little from thee sent W:Is enough, with true intent, To be steadfast friend. W: W:3 W:Say thou lov’st me while thou live; I to thee my love will give, W:Never dreaming to deceive Whiles that life endures: W:Nay, and after death, in sooth, I to thee will keep my truth, W:As now, when in my May of youth: This my love assures. W: W:4 W:Constant love is moderate ever, And it will through life persèver: W:Give me that, with true endeavor I will it restore. W:A suit of durance let it be For all weathers that for me, W:For the land or for the sea, Lasting evermore. W: W:5 W:Winter’s cold, or summer’s heat, Autumn’s tempests, on it beat, W:It can never know defeat, Never can rebel: W:Such the love that I would gain, Such the love, I tell thee plain, W:Thou must give, or woo in vain: So to thee, farewell

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