Young Cupid hath proclaim'd (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-17)  CPDL #37560:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 351 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Young Cupid hath proclaim'd
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 8

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Original text and translations

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Young Cupid hath proclaim'd a bloody war,
And vows revenge on all the maiden crew:
O yield, fair Cloris, lest, in that foul jar,
Thine afterpenance make thy folly rue.
And yet, I fear, her wond'rous beauty's such,
A thousand Cupids dare not Cloris touch.