Yet stay alway (Thomas Bateson)

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  • CPDL #25714:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The alto part is low, so has been set in the 8ve-below-treble clef, to avoid excessive ledger lines. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 30/01/19.

General Information

Title: Yet stay alway
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 16

Description: 2nd part of a 2-part madrigal, the 1st part being Sweet Gemma.

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Original text and translations

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Yet stay alway, be chainèd to my heart
With links of love, that we may never part;
Then I’ll not call thee serpent, tiger cruel,
But my sweet Gemma, and my dearest jewel.