Come tell me when, come tell me where

 

Verse 1 Youth

Come tell me when, come tell me where,
Am I to meet with thee, my fair?
Come tell me when, come tell me where.

Verse 2 Maiden

I'll meet thee in the secret night,
When stars are beaming soft and light,
Enough for love, but not too bright,
To tell our blushes there.

Verse 3 Youth

You've told me when, now tell me where,
Am I to meet with thee, my fair?
You've told me when, but where?

Verse 4 Maiden

I'll meet thee in that lonely place,
Where flowerets dwell in sweet embrace,
And zephyr comes to steal a grace,
All on the midnight air.

Verse 5 Youth

You've told me when, you've told me where,
But how shall I know that thou art there?
You've told me when and where.

Verse 6 Maiden

Thou'lt know when I shall sing a lay,
That wandering boys on organs play,
No lover, sure, can miss his way,
When led by the signed air.

With a fol lol lol, a fol lol lol,
The signal air, i-lay.