If thy deceitful looks (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-06)  CPDL #37451:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-06).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 311 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: If thy deceitful looks
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 14

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Original text and translations

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If thy deceitful looks have enchain'd my heart,
O be not cruel to procure my smart!
Rather love,
Pretty dove,
Thy true and loving friend,
Than so to hasten mine end,
For if by thee I suffer pain,
Right reason, would thou help my heart again?