My throat is sore (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-07). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 59 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: My throat is sore
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
My throat is sore, my voice is hoarse with skriking,
My rests are sighs, deep from the heart’s root fetched;
My song runs all on sharps, and with oft striking
Time on my breast, I shrink with hands outstretched;
Thus still, and still I sing, and ne’er am linning,
For still the close points to my first beginning.