Thomas Bateson, Batson or Betson (c.1570 – 1630) was an English writer of madrigals in the early 17th century.
Sister, awake! close not your eyes
- Sister, awake! close not your eyes,
The day her light discloses;
And the bright morning doth arise
Out of her bed of roses.
See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,
In at our window peeping;
Lo, how he blusheth to espy
Us idle wenches sleeping!
Therefore awake, make haste I say,
And let us without staying
All in our gowns of green so gay
Into the park a maying.
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