For when this song is sung and past,
My lute, be still, for I have done.

Thomas Wyatt

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Original Citation

Wyatt, Thomas. "The Lute Awake, or The lover complaineth the unkindness of his love." Songes and Sonettes Written By the Ryght Honorable Lord Henry Howard, late Earle of Surrey, Thomas Wyatt the Elder and others. London: Richard Tottel, 1557.

Current Citation

Wyatt, Thomas. "My Lute, Awake! or The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness of his Love." Tottel's Miscellany: Songs and Sonnets of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Others, edited by Amanda Holton and Tom MacFaul. Penguin Classics, 2012.