I love, loved, and loved would I be (Robert Fayrfax)

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  • (Posted 2010-10-20)   CPDL #22344:   
Editor: Bram Wayman (submitted 2010-09-23).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: English text modernized.

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Title: I love, loved, and loved would I be
Composer: Robert Fayrfax

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB or STB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: c. 1500 in Fayrfax Manuscript.

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Original text and translations

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I love, loved, and loved would I be
In steadfast faith and truth with assurance;
Then bounden were I such one faithfully
To love, though I do fear to trace that dance,
Lest that misadventure might fall by chance;
Yet will I my trust to fortune apply;
How that ever it will hap I wot ne’er I.