What haste fair Lady (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-07)  CPDL #37455:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-07).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 385 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: What haste fair Lady
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 18

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Original text and translations

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What haste, fair Lady,
Leave me not behind thee,
I faint alas, O stay thee,
Or else return and kill me,
For thus will I complain me,
O heav'ns! she doth disdain me.