Sport we my lovely treasure (Thomas Morley)

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  • CPDL #25171:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #15029:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sport we my lovely treasure
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigals to Four Voices, no. 15

Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being O sweet, alas, what say you?

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Original text and translations

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Sport we my lovely treasure.
For why, long love long serving,
Asketh equal deserving.
Let be our sportful pleasure,
To kiss the while we may now.
And that you wot well what Love's other token.
Joy more than can be spoken.