Say sweet Phyllis (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
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- Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.
Title: Say sweet Phyllis
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
First published: 1598
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598
Original text and translations
Say, sweet Phyllis, what thy will is.
Call thyself to mind,
cease his lamenting
which seeketh thy contenting.
If I for true love
shall be so rewarded,
if I for true love shall be so rewarded,
thou for thy crime shalt be no whit regarded.