Ah me! Can every rumour (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-09). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 83 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Modern notation and spelling. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. English modernised. Revised files uploaded 28/01/19.
- Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-11-27). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 539 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original text.
Title: Ay mee, Can every rumor
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 3 from The 1st Set of Madrigals
Original text and translations
Ah me! can every rumour
Thus start my lady's humour?
Name ye some gallant to her
Why straight forsooth I woo her.
Then burst she forth in passion:
You men love but for fashion.
Yet sure I am that no man
Ever so loved woman.
Yet, alas, Love, be wary
For women be contrary.