Now O Now I Needs Must Part Song Lyrics

John Dowland


album: Track 6 in album First Booke of Songes (The Consort of Musicke feat. director: Anthony Rooley)
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composer: John Dowland

Album Information

label: L’Oiseau‐Lyre
format: CD
barcode: 028942165328
script: Latin

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John Dowland First Booke of Songes (The Consort of Musicke feat. director: Anthony Rooley) cover art


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The Frog Galliard)
Now, O now, I needs must part,
Parting though I absent mourn
Absence can no joy impart:
Joy once fled cannot return.
While I live I needs must love,
Love lives not when Hope is gone.
Now at last Despair doth prove,
Love divided loveth none.

Sad despair doth drive me hence,
This despair unkindness sends.
If that parting be offence,
It is she which then offends.
Dear, when I am from thee gone,


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Unquiet Thoughts
  • 2 Who Ever Thinks or Hopes of Love
  • 3 My Thoughts Are Wing'd With Hopes
  • 4 If My Complaints
  • 5 Can She Excuse My Wrongs
  • 6 Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part
  • 7 Dear, If You Change
  • 8 Burst Forth My Tears
  • 9 Go Crystal Tears
  • 10 Think'st Thou Then by Thy Feigning
  • 11 Come Away, Come Sweet Love
  • 12 Rest Awhile You Cruel Cares
  • 13 Sleep, Wayward Thoughts
  • 14 All Ye, Whom Love or Fortune
  • 15 Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me
  • 16 Would My Conceit
  • 17 Come Again: Sweet Love Doth Now Invite
  • 18 His Golden Locks
  • 19 Awake, Sweet Love
  • 20 Come, Heavy Sleep
  • 21 Away With These Self-Loving Lads