The courtiers good morrow to his mistris (Thomas Ravenscroft)
- (Posted 2014-05-13) CPDL #31988:
- Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2014-05-13). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 171 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: The Courtiers good Morrow to his Mistris
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
First published: 1611
Description: For one voice and various instruments with a chorus indicated as sung by choir.
Original text and translations
Canst thou love and lie alone?
Love is so disgraced,
pleasure is best,
wherein is rest
in a heart embraced.
Rise, rise, rise,
daylight do not burn out,
Bells do ring and birds do sing,
only I that mourn out.
Morning-star doth now appear,
Wind is hushed and sky is clear.
Come, come away!
Canst thou love and burn out day?
Rise, rise, rise…