Come cheerful day (Thomas Campion)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-04)  CPDL #63318:       
Editor: Joseph Knapicius (submitted 2021-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come cheerful day
Composer: Thomas Campion
Lyricist: Thomas Campion

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2021

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Original text and translations

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Come, cheerful day, part of my life, to me;
For while thou view'st me with thy fading light,
Part of my life doth still depart with thee,
And I still onward haste to my last night.
Time's fatal wings do ever forward fly,
So every day we live a day we die.

But, O ye nights, ordained for barren rest,
How are my days deprived of life in you;
When heavy sleep my soul hath dispossessed
By feigned death life sweetly to renew,
Part of my life in that you life deny;
So every day we live a day we die.