Say, wanton, will you love me? (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-15)   CPDL #40353:       
Editor: Claude Tallet (submitted 2016-07-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 289 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on IMSLP link below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Say, wanton, will you love me?
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSA, TTB or SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Sprits for Three Voices (London)

Description:

External websites: IMSLP link scroll down to #123089 upload the file, go to page 24.

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Say, wanton, will you love me?
I love no long delaying.
Whilst that you strive to prove me,
I fear your love's decaying.

Fear not my love's decaying,
whilst that you strive to prove me.
I love no long delaying,
come, wanton, then and love me.

German.png German translation

Sag, Gespielin, wirst du mich lieben?
Ich mag kein langes Zögern.
Während du bestrebt bist, mich zu prüfen,
befürchte ich, daß deine Liebe abklingt.

Fürchte nicht, daß meine Liebe abklingt,
während du bestrebt bist, mich zu prüfen.
Ich mag kein langes Zögern,
so komm, Gespielin, und liebe mich.