I go before, my darling (Thomas Morley)

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General Information

Title: I go before, my darling
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: SS or TT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Canzonets to Two Voices, no. 4

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Original text and translations

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I go before, my darling,
Follow thou to the bower in the close alley,
There we will together
Sweetly kiss each other,
And, like two wantons,
Dally, dally, dally…