My lovely wanton jewel (Thomas Morley)

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  • CPDL #25243:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-30).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #15011, with minor corrections to underlay. The repeat, with Quintus and Tenor parts exchanged, has been written out in full. This version set for SATTB. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #15011:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: On external site, listed alphabetically under "Ballets".
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General Information

Title: My lovely wanton jewel
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB or SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1. My lovely wanton Jewel,
 To me at once both kind alas and cruel.
 Fa la la.
 My hopeless words torments me,
 And with her lips again straightway contents me.
 Fa la la.

2. If this you do to kill me,
 Say, cruel nymph, why kiss not you then still me.
 Fa la la.
 So shall you ease my crying,
 And I could never wish a sweeter dying.
 Fa la la.