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My Mistress Sings No Other Song (Jones 1600 xix
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I would that this song was more politically correct (and I have thus put off posting it for many years) but it was perhaps the 2nd most popular song for Jones in his time.
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Patrick T. Connolly
First Booke of Songes and Ayres - 1600
Sun Oct 18, 2015
Classical : Contemporary
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» highest in charts:   # 16   (41,839 songs currently listed in Classical)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 5   (9,560 songs currently listed in Classical > Contemporary)
» today's position in sub-genre: # 61 in Contemporary
About the song
The complete Song!
This is a first rough edit of the full song made Sunday, June 21, 2009.
It is Take 1 2, 4, 5, and 6
I do not know of any recordings of this song but for this April (2009) recording of my owne. Take 6 went 3 stanzas and it can be found on my Reverb Nation. This edit starts with Take 5 (the best that only went 1 stanza).

This is a second song from Jones's first book to appear in a contemporary play. 'Farewell, dear love' (XII) is quoted in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and this song is sung in John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan (1605).
In John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan the part of Franceschina would be played by a man who played the lute.

This has been around for a while and - did not get around to posting it until now.
Robert Jones' "Farewell Dear Love" was an outstandingly popular song
and perhaps this was Robert Jones' 2nd most popular song since it also made it into a play;John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan.
To me this is one of the more accessible songs in the booke (The First Booke of Songes and Ayres - 1600)
It seems easy to play and sometimes the accessible songs become more popular than great songs that are long and challenging.
My mistress sings no other song
but still complains I did her wrong.
Believe her not; it was not so,
I did but kiss her, I did but kiss her and let her go.

And now she swears I did but what?
Ney, ney, I must not tell you that.
And yet I will, it is so sweet
As 'te-he, ta-ha' - As 'te-he, ta-ha' when lovers meet.

But woman's words they are heedless,
To tell you more it is needless.
I ran and caught her by the arm,
And then I kissed her,
And then I kissed her; this was no harm.

But she, alas, is angry still,
Which showeth but a woman's will.
She bites the lip and cries 'fie, fie.'
And kissing sweetly,
And kissing sweetly away she doth fly.

Yet sure her looks bewrays content,
And cunningly her brawls are meant,
As lovers use to play and sport
When time and leisure,
When time and leisure is too[,] too short. ..

XIX. My mistress sings no other song -
This song can be a charming and humorous little thing if you want to take it that way - Unfortunately it is too easy to think of what a sad sexist age it was from. The author of this poem is unknown.