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O softly singing lute (Francis Pilkington)

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  • CPDL #11587:  (Finale 2006)
Editor: Roel Griffioen (submitted 2006-04-28).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Softly Singing Lute
Composer: Francis Pilkington

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella



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Original text and translations

English.png English text

O softly, softly singing lute,
See with my tears,
thou Time do keep,
Yet softly gentle strings,
Agree with love, that cannot sleep,
Sorrow hy'st whenas it sings,
When tears do fall,
then sighs arise,
So grief oft shines in most sad eyes,
Yea love through heart it dies,
Yea, dies.