Farewell, dear love (Robert Jones)

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  • CPDL #20828:       
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-14).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • CPDL #09233:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 19 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Vocal parts only. NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.

General Information

Title: Farewell, dear love (Farewell deere love)
Composer: Robert Jones

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

Language: English
Instruments: Lute or a cappella

Published: No. 12 in The First Booke of Songes or Ayres (1600)

Description: 5 verses.
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Original text and translations

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Farewell, dear love, since thou wilt needs be gone;
Mine eyes do show my life is almost gone.
Nay! I will never die so long as I can spy.
There be many more Though that she do go,
There be many more I fear not,
Why, then, let her go: I care not!
Farewell, farewell! since this I find is true;
I will not spend more time in wooing you,
But I will seek elsewhere If I may find her there.
Shall I bid her go? What and if I do?
Shall I bid her go, and spare not?
O, no, no, no, no, no, I dare not.