O had I wings like to a dove (John Milton the Elder)

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  • CPDL #06150:     
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2003-11-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: O had I wings like to a dove
Composer: John Milton the Elder
Lyricist: William Leighton

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule, no. 46

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Original text and translations

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O had I wings like to a dove,
then should I from these troubles fly,
to wilderness would I remove,
to spend my life, and there to die.