A country pair (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-16)  CPDL #37552:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 298 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A country pair

Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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A country pair were walking all alone,
And wantonly were talking to each one:
Quoth she, I will not hate nor love thee;
Ah me, said he, what wilt thou do?
Take time and thou shalt prove me,
Alas! Quoth he, I know not how.
What tho' I wed, I am thy friend,
Then kiss me, Kate, and so an end.