I love, alas! yet am not loved (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-01)  CPDL #24323:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I love, alas! yet am not loved
Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The Second Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 14

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Original text and translations

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I love, alas! yet am not loved,
For cruel she to pity is not moved.
My constant love with scorn she ill rewardeth,
Only my sighs a little she regardeth:
Yet more and more the quenchless fire increaseth,
Which, to my greater torment, never ceaseth.