But as the bird (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
- (Posted 2014-05-07) CPDL #31878:
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 85 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: But as the bird
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Description: Part 2 of I was full near my fall.
Original text and translations
But as the bird that in due time espying
The secret snare and deadly bush enlimed,
Quick to the heav'n doth mount with song and pleasure,
Trains of false looks and faithless words defying,
Mounting the hill so hard for to be climbed,
I sing for joy of liberty the treasure.