Come, come lets begin (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-03)  CPDL #25274:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-03).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #613, with separate parts integrated, modernised spelling, and some minor corrections to the underlay.
  • (Posted 1999-12-07)  CPDL #00613:  Network.png
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 1999-12-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: in partbook format

General Information

Title: Come, come let's begin
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SST or STT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Spirits for Three Voices, no. 1

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Original text and translations

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Come, come lets begin to revel't out,
And tread the hilles and dales about,
That hilles and dales and woodes may sound,
An echo to this warbling round.

Lads merry bee with musicke sweete,
and Faires trip it with your feet,
Pan's pipe is dull, a better straine,
doth stretch it selfe to please your vaine.