Take here my heart (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2012-05-08)  CPDL #26123:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-05-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #12639.
  • (Posted 2006-09-18)  CPDL #12639:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-09-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2005-11-19)  CPDL #10204:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan.

General Information

Title: Take here my heart
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Take here my heart, I give it thee forever.
No better pledge can love to love deliver.
Fear not, my dear,it will not fly away,
For hope and love command my heart to stay.
But if thou doubt, desire will make it range.
Love but my heart, my heart will never change.