O no, thou dost but flout me (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2011-12-16)  CPDL #25168:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-16).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #15016, but transposed down a tone. Minor corrections to the underlay.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #15016:         
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General Information

Title: O no, thou dost but flout 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. 12

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Original text and translations

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O no, thou dost but flout me:
Fie away, I say, nay thou canst live without me.
Since for me then you care not,
spite me and spare not.
O heavy parting!
O turn and cure this smarting.
Come then, with comfort, pity my crying.
O help alas, for now I lie adying.