Help I fall (Thomas Morley)

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  • CPDL #25165:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Help I fall
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigals to Four Voices, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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Help I fall, I fall, Lady,
my hope lo doth betray me,
O help alas I fall, I fall,
but you vouchsafe to slay me.
Help I fall, I fall, I fall,
my hope lo doth betray me.

O Help I fall, Lady, I fall,
but you vouchsafe to slay me.
See a Nymph unkind and cruel,
to scorn her only Jewel.