Come follow me, fair nymphs (Thomas Bateson)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.

General Information

Title: Come follow me, fair nymphs
Composer: Thomas Bateson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 5


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Original text and translations

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Come follow me, fair nymphs,
Hie! run apace, I run apace!
Diana hunting honoureth this chase.
Softly for fear her game we rouse,
Lodg’d in this grove of briars and boughs.
Hark! how the huntsmen wind their horns,
See how the deer mount o’er the thorns,
The white, the black, O ho! he pinch’d her there,
Gowen ran well but I, love, kill’d the deer.