Ah, cruel hateful fortune (George Kirbye)

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General Information

Title: Ah, cruel hateful Fortune
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1597


External websites: http://www.oldmusicproject.com

Original text and translations

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Ah! Cruel, hateful Fortune!
now must I Death importune,
since that I am of all my Hope deprived,
nor but for Sorrow had my soul survived,
only this hope doth rest for my contentment,
that Fortune, tir'd, will yield me some amendment.