Follow thy fair sun (Ty Kroll)
- Editor: Ty Kroll (submitted 2004-07-14). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 160 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Follow Thy Fair Sun
Composer: Ty Kroll
Lyricist: Thomas Campion
Number of voices: 7vv Voicing: SSAATBB
Genre: Secular, Partsong
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow,
Though thou be black as night,
And she made all of light;
Yet follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!
Follow her, whose light thy light depriveth!
Though here thou livest disgraced,
And she in heaven is placed;
Yet follow her whose light the world reviveth!
Follow those pure beams, whose beauty burneth!
That so have scorchèd thee;
As thou still black must be,
Till her kind beams thy black to brightness turneth!
Follow her, while yet her glory shineth!
There comes a luckless night
That will dim all her light;
And this the black unhappy shade divineth.
Follow still, since so thy Fates ordained!
The sun must have his shade,
Till both at once do fade;
The sun still proved, the shadow still disdained!