Whilst youthful sports (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2012-05-13)  CPDL #26169:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-05-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #12268, with corrections.
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General Information

Title: Whilst youthful sports
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Whilst youthful sports are lasting,
to feasting turn our fasting.
Fa la la.
With revels and with wassails,
make grief and care our vassals.
Fa la la.

For youth it well beseemeth,
that pleasure he esteemeth.
Fa la la.
And sullen age is hated,
that mirth would have abated.
Fa la la.