I sung sometimes (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-08-29)  CPDL #24301:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I sung sometimes
Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 21

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Original text and translations

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I sung sometimes my thoughts’ and fancy's pleasure,
Where then I list, or time serv’d best and leisure,
While Daphne did invite me
To supper once, and drank to me to spite me.
I smil’d, yet still did doubt her,
And drank where she had drank before, to flout her.
But oh while I did eye her,
My eyes drank love, my lips drank burning fire.