Song 1

Here you will find a poem by John Donne (1572-1631) called “The Flea”. Donne is generally considered the most prominent member of the Metaphysical poets.

Click on Sheet Music Donne(1) to see page 1 of the scores by G.Van Woggelum

Click on Sheet Music Donne(2) to see page 2 of the scores by G.Van Woggelum

Click on the play button to hear the first stanza of “The Flea” performed by Tom White.

THE FLEA

Mark but this flea, and mark in this,

How little that which thou deny’st me is;

Me it suck’d first, and now sucks thee,

And in this flea, our two bloods mingled be;

Confesse it, this cannot be said

A sinne,  or shame, or losse of maidenhead,

Yet this enjoyes before it wooe,

And pamper’d swells with one blood made of two,

And this, alas,  is more than we would do.

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