Mistress Mine
Words by William Shakespeare
Music by John Allee

 

O Mistress mine, where are you roaming? 

O stay and hear your true-love’s coming 

That can sing both high and low

 

Trip no further, pretty sweeting

Journeys end in lovers’ meeting     

Every wise man’s son doth know 

 

What is love? ’tis not hereafter

Present mirth hath present laughter

What’s to come is still unsure

 

In delay there lies no plenty        

Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty

Youth’s a stuff will not endure


© 2019 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.