No love to love of man and wife (Christoph Dalitz)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-29)  CPDL #44754:     
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2017-05-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition is for high vices (SS or TT). For an edition for low voices (AA or BB), see the external website given below.

General Information

Title: No love to love of man and wife
Composer: Christoph Dalitz
Lyricist: Richard Edescreate page

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: SS, TT, AA and BB
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1990
Description: A simple duetto in an early baroque style.

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Original text and translations

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by Richard Edes

No love to love of man and wife, no hope to hope of constant heart,
No joy to joy in wedded life, no faith to faith in either part.
Flesh is of flesh and bone of bone when deeds and words and thoughts are one.

No hate to hate of man and wife, no fear to fear of double heart,
No death to discontented life, no grief to grief when friends depart.
They tear the flesh and break the bone that in word or thought alone.

Thy friend an other firend may be, but other self is not the same.
Thy wife the selfsame is with thee in body, mind, in goods, and name.
No thine, no mine, may other call. Now all is one and one is all.