This Love is but a wanton fit (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-01)  CPDL #25253:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-01).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 15 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #15033, with corrections to underlay. Transposed down a minor third and set for SST.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #15033:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: This Love is but a wanton fit
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT, or SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 in Canzonets to Three Voices, no. 22

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Original text and translations

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This Love is but a wanton fit,
Deluding every youngling's wit.
Fa la la la la la.
The winged boy doth never light,
but where he finds an idle wight.
Fa la la la la la.