In darkness let me dwell (John Dowland)
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- Editor: Dan Smith (submitted 2012-10-01). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 46.4 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Cantus, Lute in grand staff, Bass Viol.
- Editor: Huck Hodge (submitted 2012-09-28). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 92 kB Copyright: CC BY
- Edition notes: Transcribed from lute tablature
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2008-06-01). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 123 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Improvements/corrections to tablature 2008-06-02
Title: In darkness let me dwell
Composer: John Dowland
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: S
Genre: Secular, Lute song
Instruments: Lute, bass viol
First published: 1610 in A Musicall Banquet, no. 10
Original text and translations
In darknesse let mee dwell, the ground shall sorrow be,
The roofe Dispaire to barr all cheerfull light from mee,
The wals of marble blacke that moistned still shall weepe,
My musicke hellish jarring sounds to banish friendly sleepe.
Thus wedded to my woes, and bedded to my Tombe,
O let me living die, till death, till death do come.