Damon and Phillis (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2011-10-06)  CPDL #24668:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-10-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 31/01/17.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #14993:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Damon and Phillis
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 14

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Original text and translations

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Damon and Phillis squared,
And to point her the place, the Nymph him dared.
Her glove she down did cast him,
And, to meet her alone, she bade him haste him.
Alike their weapons were, alike their smiting,
And little Love came running to the fighting.