Die not fond man (John Ward)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-17)  CPDL #65812:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-17).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 188 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Die not fond man
Composer: John Ward
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1851 Novello's Glee Hive no.26

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Original text and translations

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Die not, fond man, before thy day,
Love's cold December will surrender
To succeeding jocund May;
And then, O then, sorrow shall cease,
Comforts abounding, cares confounding,
Shall conclude a happy peace.