O Mistress Mine

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O, mistress mine! Where are you roaming?
Oh, 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

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

O Mistress Mine
Words byWilliam Shakespeare
Music byJohn Harle
Performed byJohn Harle featuring Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
John Harle - saxophones, keyboards
Steve Lodder - keyboards, chamber organ
Mitch Dalton - guitars
Roy Babbington - double bass
John Harle Band
Balenescu Quartet
RecordedNovember 3-4, 1995, Abbey Road (Studio 3), London
ReleasedAugust 25, 1996
AlbumsJohn Harle - Terror And Magnificence, 1996
The Juliet Letters (Rhino reissue), 2006
SoundtracksSongs From A History Of Britain, 2001
Length4:03

First known performance:
October 19, 1996, Aberdeen, Scotland
Last known performance:
June 23, 2013, Canterbury, Kent This song was not played between October 1999 and June 2013
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John Harle: Terror And MagnificenceJohn Harle Terror And Magnificence album cover.jpg

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