Shall I abide this jesting? (Richard Allison)

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General Information

Title: Shall I abide this jesting?
Composer: Richard Allison
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 in An Howres Recreation in Musicke, no. 13 & 14

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Original text and translations

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Shall I abide this jesting?
I weep, and she's a-feasting!
O cruel fancy, that so doth blind thee
To love one doth not mind thee.

Can I abide this prancing?
I weep, and she's a-dancing!
O cruel fancy, so to betray me;
Thou goest about to slay me.