Who ever thinks or hopes of love for love (John Dowland)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_pdf_globe.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
Icon_snd_globe.gif Midi
MusicXML.png MusicXML
Logo_capella-software_kurz_2011_16x16.png Capella
Nwc.png Noteworthy
Network.png Web Page
Error.gif Score Error
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2017-04-07)  CPDL #43940:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-04-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #13115, with corrections. 2nd verse also underlain.
  • (Posted 2008-08-21)  CPDL #17945:  Network.png
Editor: David Newman (submitted 2008-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central - Edition in G minor
  • (Posted 2006-11-17)  CPDL #13115:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-11-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 22 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. See the discussion page for full description.
  • (Posted 2003-08-18)  CPDL #05469:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif Icon_snd_globe.gif Network.png PDF, MIDI and Capella 4 files available.
Editor: Ulrich Alpers (submitted 2003-08-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scroll down to #2 of 'The Firste Booke of Songes' collection. Capella zipped file (of all works of the collection) not found.
  • (Posted 2000-03-14)  CPDL #00747:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and ABC files available.
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2000-03-14).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: in partbook format

General Information

Title: Who ever thinks of hopes of love for love
Composer: John Dowland
Lyricist: Fulke Greville (1st Baron Brooke)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Lute

First published: 1597 in The First Booke of Songs or Ayres, no. 2

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  Who ever thinks or hopes of love for love:
Or who, belov'd, in Cupid's laws doth glory:
Who joys in vows, or vows not to remove:
Who by this light god hath not been made sorry:
Let him see me eclipsed from my sun
With dark clouds of an earth quite overrun.

2  Who thinks that sorrows felt, desires hidd'n,
Or humble faith in constant honour armed
Can keep love from the fruit that is forbidd'n,
Who thinks that change is by entreaty charmed,
Looking on me let him know love's delights
Are treasures hid in cave but kept by sprites.

Polish.png Polish translation

1  Kto chciałby miłości dla miłości
Lub w łaskach Kupida się pławi,
Kto szczęśliwym jest, żyjąc w ślubach czystości,
Kogo smutek, przez bożka frywolności nie trawi,
Niech spojrzy na mnie - jak w ciągłym zaćmieniu żyję.
Odgrodzon od mego słońca - w księżyca cieniu.

2  Kto sądzi, iż żądza i cierpienie skrywane
Lub wiara pokorna, co cnotę tylko ceni,
Mogą odebrać miłości owoc zakazany,
Kto myśli, że słowem można los odmienić,
Niech spojrzy na mnie i wie, że miłości rozkosze
Skarbem są, lecz strzeżonym przez zastępy smocze.

Translation by Stanisław Jonczyk