Where most my thoughts (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-15)  CPDL #24476:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-15).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Where most my thoughts
Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The Second Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 28
Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal; the 2nd part is Despiteful thus unto myself, I languish

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Original text and translations

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Where most my thoughts, there least mine eye is striking;
Where least I come, there most my heart abideth;
Where most I love, I never show my liking;
From what my mind doth hold, my body slideth:
I careless seem, where most my care dependeth;
A coy regard, where most my soul attendeth.