The mistris of her servant (Edward Pearce)

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  • (Posted 2000-04-06)  CPDL #00783:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 2000-04-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scroll down to Pearce: The Mistris of her Seruant.

General Information

Title: Mistris of Her Servant, The
Composer: Edward Pearce

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: ad lib

First published: 1614 in A brief discourse, no. 15

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Original text and translations

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Loue for such a cherry lip,
would be glad to pawne his Arrowes,
Venus heere to take a sip,
would sell her Doues andteeme of Sparrowes,
but shee shall not so,
hey no no ny no ny no,
none but I this lip must owe,
hey no no ny no ny no.

Did Ioue see this wanton eye,
Ganymed should wayte no longer:
Phebe heere one night to lye,
would change her face, and looke much younger.
but shee shall not see,
hey no ny, no ny no.
none but I this lip must owe
hey no ny, no ny no.