Be peace! ye make me spill my ale! (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-10)   CPDL #45813:   
Editor: Frank de Ruyter (submitted 2017-08-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Be peace! ye make me spill my ale!
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Often attributed to William Cornysh.


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Original text and translations

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1.
Be Peace!
Ye make me spill my ale!
Now think ye this is a fair way?
Let go! I say! Straw for your tale!
Leff work a twentyadevil away!
Ween ye that ev'rybody list to play?
Abide a while! What have ye haste?
I trow for all your great affray,
Ye will not make too huge a waste.
 
2.
Come, kiss me! Nay! By God, ye shall!
By Christ, I nill, what says the man?
Ye hurt my leg against the wall;
Is this the gentry that ye can?
Take to give all, and be still then!
Now ye have laid me on the floor;
But had I wist when ye began,
By Christ,I would have shut the door.