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February 17, 2009
The song I’ll be sharing with you is called, ‘Come Again’ and was composed by John Dowland in 1597. It’s a bittersweet number concerning themes of lust, longing and ultimately unrequited love. Dowland explores the shivery physical things we feel when we first fall in love and the futility of these feelings when we ‘aint loved back. Sir Thomas Wyatt wrote ‘They flee from me that sometime did me seek’ and was rumoured to have had his own shivery physical relationship with Anne Boleyn. Some believe that Wyatt wrote this beautifully dark piece with Anne in mind after her execution.