Now ev'ry tree (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2013-03-06)  CPDL #28443:       
Editor: Burkhart M. Schürmann (submitted 2013-03-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Now ev'ry tree
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 7

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Original text and translations

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Now ev'ry tree renews his summer green,
Why is your heart in winter's garments clad?
Your beauty says "my love is summer's queen:"
But your cold love like winter makes me sad;
Then either spring with buds of love again,
Or else congeal my thoughts with your disdain.