Among the daffadillies (Giles Farnaby)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-26)  CPDL #23987:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-26).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.. This version arranged for SATB. Revised files uploaded 02/02/19.
  • (Posted 2007-09-10)  CPDL #14889:         
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Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-11).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Among The Daffadillies
Composer: Giles Farnaby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSAB or SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 17

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Original text and translations

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Among the Daffadillies,
and fair white spendent Lilies,
the god of Love came creeping,
where Dian's Nymphs lay sleeping;
he bent his bow but miss'd his footing,
and loosing,
lost both labour, shaft and shooting.