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General Information

Title: Now, O, now, I needs must part
Composer: John Dowland
Lyricist: John Dowland (1653-1626)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Lute

Published: The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (1597), No. 6

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  Now, O, now, I needs must part,
parting though I absent mourn.
Absence can no joy impart,
joy, once fled, cannot return.
While I live I needs must love,
Love lives not when hope is gone:
Now, at last, despair doth prove,
Love divided loveth none.
Sad despair doth drive me hence,
this despair unkindness sends.
If that parting be offence,
it is she which then offends!

2  Dear, when from thee I am gone,
Gone are all my joys at once.
I loved thee and thee alone,
in whose love I joyed once.
And, although your sight I leave,
sight wherein my joys do lie,
'Till that Death do sense bereave,
never shall affection die.
Sad despair…

3  Dear, if I do not return,
Love and I shall die together.
For my absence never mourn,
whom you might have joined ever.
Part we must, though now I die,
Die I do to part with you;
Him despair doth cause to lie,
who both loved and dieth true.
Sad despair…

Polish.png Polish translation

Translation by Stanisław Jonczyk
1  Teraz, teraz, już na mnie czas.
Odjeżdżam, choć nieobecny płaczę.
Samotność nie budzi wszak radości w nas,
A gdy tej raz zabraknie, na zawsze ją stracę.
Dopóki żyję - miłować muszę
Lecz miłośc ginie, gdy nie ma nadziei.
Ukazały to serca mego katusze,
Iż zabraknie miłości, gdy kochanków rozdzielić.
Rozpacz moja wygania mnie stąd,
I nieżyczliwość też się z niej zrodziła.
Lecz, jeśli za afront uznajesz mój wyjazd,
To ty żeś afront ów sprawiła.

2  Miła, gdy być przy tobie nie jest mi dane
Świat smutnym się zdaje i nie zna radości.
Ciebie i tylko ciebie kochałem,
Jedyną, od której zaznałem miłości.
I choć opuszczam twoje oblicze,
I szczęście moje w twych licach zawarte,
Póki śmierć zmysłów mi nie odbierze,
Żyć będzie uczucie przez czas nie zatarte.
Rozpacz moja…

3  Droga, jeśli nie dane mi będzie wrócić,
Miłość moja wraz ze mną zgaśnie
Lecz nie opłakuj śmierci tego z ludzi,
Z którym szczęśliwa być mogłaś jak w baśni.
Musimy się rozejść, chociaż umieram
Na samą myśl o naszym rozstaniu.
Tego do kłamstwa rozpacz zmusiła,
Kto w prawdy żył umiłowaniu.
Rozpacz moja…