Merrily my love and I (Thomas Bateson)

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  • CPDL #25754:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major 2nd. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 30/01/19.
  • CPDL #25753:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 30/01/19.

General Information

Title: Merrily my love and I
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 27

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Original text and translations

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Merrily my love and I
Upon the plains were sporting;
Cheerfully the nymphs and fauns
Oft-times to us resorting.
Sorrow did not assail us;
We tasted of each pleasure.
Happy those that may, like us,
Have part of love’s rich treasure.