Blow thou winter wind (Jonathan Merrett)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-08-20)   CPDL #55098:   
Editor: Jonathan Merrett (submitted 2019-08-20).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Blow thou winter wind
Composer: Jonathan Merrett
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2019

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Original text and translations

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

R.:
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
R.