My tears do not avail me (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-10)  CPDL #37476:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 307 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: My tears do not avail me
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 23

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Original text and translations

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My tears do not avail me,
And hope doth ever fail me,
Wherefore my comfort's treasure,
Shall be to live in pleasure,
The more I spend, the more I may,
Then welcome pleasure ev'ry day.