Lady, why grieve you still me (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2011-12-16)  CPDL #25166:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #15005, with minor errors in underlay corrected.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #15005:         
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General Information

Title: Lady, why grieve you still me
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigals to Four Voices, no. 6

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Original text and translations

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Lady, why grieve you still me?
Lady, O no, you love me.
If this be love to kill me.
O strange tormenting:
break, ah, break alas, heart alas,
her heart contenting.
And you that now do disdain me,
Say then that grief hath slain me.