O sweet alas what say you (Thomas Morley)
- (Posted 2011-12-17) CPDL #25172:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-17). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 39 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on #15015, transposed down a tone.
- (Posted 2007-09-11) CPDL #15015:
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 36 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: O sweet, alas, what say you?
Composer: Thomas Morley
Description: 2nd part of a 2-part madrigal, the 1st part being Sport we my lovely treasure (Thomas Morley)
Original text and translations
O sweet, alas, what say you?
Ay me, that face discloses
The scarlet blush of sweet vermilion roses.
And yet, alas,
I know not if such a crimson staining
be for love or disdaining.
But if of love it grow not,
be it disdain conceived,
to see us of love's fruits so long bereaved.