O what unhoped (Thomas Campion)
- Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2008-10-05). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB Copyright: CC BY 3.0 Germany
- Edition notes: Bass part arranged to better fit for singing rather than playing on a viol.
Title: O what unhoped
Composer: Thomas Campion
Published: about 1613
Description: No. 4 from the Second Book of Ayres. A simple song that can optionally be performed as a part song or as a solo song with lute accompaniment.
Original text and translations
O what unhop't for sweet supply !
O what ioyes exceeding !
What an affecting charme feele I,
From delight proceeding !
That which I long despair'd to be,
To her I am, and shee to mee.
Shee that alone in cloudy griefe
Long to mee appeared,
Shee now alone with bright reliefe
All those clouds hath cleared.
Both are immortall and diuine :
Since I am hers, and she is mine.