Simkin said that Sis was fair (Giles Farnaby)

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General Information

Title: Simkin said that Sis was fair
Composer: Giles Farnaby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 18

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Simkin said that Sis was fair
and that he meant to love her;
he set her on his amb'ling mare,
all this he did to prove her.
When they came home, Sis floted cream,
and pour'd it throught a strainer,
but swore that Simkin should have none,
because he did, he did disdain her.