Hence Care, thou art too cruel (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2012-04-29)  CPDL #26059:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-04-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition set for SAATB. Revised files uploaded 19/11/17.
  • (Posted 2006-08-10)  CPDL #12263:         
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Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2005-09-16).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2004-02-28)  CPDL #06804:       
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General Information

Title: Hence Care, thou art too cruel
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or SAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: 2nd part of a 2-part madrigal, the 1st part being O Care, thou wilt despatch me.

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Original text and translations

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Hence, Care! Thou art too cruel,
Come music, sick man's jewel.
Fa la la.
His force had well nigh slain me,
But thou must now sustain me.
Fa la la.