When first by force (William Byrd)
- (Posted 2004-12-10) CPDL #08712: (Sibelius 4)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-12-10). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 93 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.
Title: When first by force
Composer: William Byrd
==Original text and translations==
When first by force of fatal destenie,
from Carthage towne the Troian knight dyd sayle,
Queene Dido fayre, with wofull weeping eye,
his strange depart did grevously bewaile,
And when no sighes nor teares could ease her smart,
with sword ful sharp, she pearst her tender hart.