Dear pity, how? (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-08-21)  CPDL #24207:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-21).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Dear pity, how?
Composer: John Wilbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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

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Original text and translations

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Dear pity, how, ah! how, wouldst thou become her!
That best becometh beauty's best attiring;
Shall my desert deserve no favour from her?
But still to waste myself in deep adminring,
Like him who calls to echo to relieve him,
Still tells and hears the tale, Oh! tale that grieves him.