Lady, you think you spite me (Thomas Morley)

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  • CPDL #25192:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of 15004. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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General Information

Title: Lady, you think you spite me
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 15

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Original text and translations

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Lady, you think you spite me,
when by the lip you bite me.
But if you think it trouble,
then let my pain be double.
I triple but you bliss me,
for though you bite, you kiss me
and with sour sweet delight me.