Ask Me No Reason Why I Love You


William Copper

Chorus SATB, a cappella


The text of a letter from Sir John Falstaff to Mistress Page. He writes the same letter to Mistress Ford, and sets in motion the plot of Shakespeare's comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Also available with "I Stood and Saw My Mistress Dance", with piano accompaniment.

By the composer of Lovelife Dances

    Ask me no reason why I love you, for though love use reason for his precision, 
    he admits him not for his counselor.  You are not young, no more am I - go to,
    then there's sympathy.  You are merry, so am I.  Ha, ha, there's more sympathy.
    You love sack, so do I.  Would you desire better sympathy?  
    Let it suffice thee, Mistress Page (if the love of a soldier can suffice) 
    that I love thee. 

        William Shakespeare

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Copyright 2002 William P. Copper

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