O Care, thou wilt despatch me (Thomas Weelkes)

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General Information

Title: O Care, thou wilt despatch me
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or SAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being Hence Care, thou art too cruel

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Original text and translations

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O, Care, thou wilt dispatch me,
If music does not match thee.
Fa la la.
So deadly dost thou sting me,
Mirth only help can bring me.
Fa la la.