What saith my dainty darling (Thomas Morley)

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  • CPDL #25239:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #15036, with corrections. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #15036:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Listed alphabetically under "Ballets" on external site.
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General Information

Title: What saith my dainty darling?
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in First Book of Ballets, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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1. What saith my dainty darling,
   shall I now your love obtain?
   Fa la la.
   Long time I sued for grace,
   And grace you granted me,
   When time should serve and place,
   Can any fitter be?
   Fa la la.

2. This crystal running fountain
   in his language saith, “Come love”.
   Fa la la.
   The birds, the trees, the fields,
   Else none can us behold,
   This bank soft lying yields,
   And saith, “Nice fools, be bold!”
   Fa la la.