Lord, when I think (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-06)  CPDL #25290:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 21 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #9287.
  • (Posted 2005-08-30)  CPDL #09287:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 19 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lord, when I think
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Spirits for Three Voices, no. 15

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Original text and translations

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1. Lord, when I think what a paltery thing
 Is a glove, or a ring, or a top of a fan to brag of;
 And how much a noddy will triumph in a busk point,
 Snatch with the tag off, then I say
 Well fare him that hath ever used close play.

2. And when I see what a pitiful grace
 Hath a frown in the face,
 Or a no in the lips of a lady;
 And when I had wist she would be kiss'd
 When she away did go with hey ho I end so,
 Never trust any woman more than you know.