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Behold Her Locks (Jones 1610 xix
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The lyrics come from an Entertainment given to Elizabeth I at Sussex in 1591. Thus the song was really written for Elizabeth (and played to her while she was shooting deer). However the music by Jones was not published until 1610.
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Patrick T. Connolly
Muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers
Sat Sep 01, 2012
Classical : Renaissance
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About the song
One of 3 songs I started with a Guitar strumming rhythem track on August 13, 2010 on the 400 year anniversary of Robert Jones's 5th (& last) booke; "The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers", 1610.
On December 28, 2010, I did keyboard guide vocals & bass but I did not get around to doing the vocal until August 22, 2012.

The lyrics come from an Entertainment given to Elizabeth I at Sussex in 1591. Thus the song was really written for Elizabeth (and played to her while she was shooting deer). However the music by Jones was not published until 1610.
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1
Behold her locks like wires of beaten gold
Her eyes like stars that twinkle in the sky,
Her heavenly face, not framed of earthly mold,
Her voice that sounds the heaven's melody,
The miracles of time, the worldes story,
Fortune's Queen, Loves treasure, Nature's glory.

2
No flattering hopes she likes, blind Fortune's bait,
Nor shadows of delight, fond fancy's glass,
Nor charms that do enchant, false Art's deceit,
Nor fading joys, which Time makes swiftly pass,
But chaste desires, which beateth all these down,
A Goddess look is worth a Monarch's Crown.