Adieu! sweet love, adieu (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2012-03-06)  CPDL #25709:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 27/01/19.

General Information

Title: Adieu! sweet love, adieu
Composer: Thomas Bateson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Adieu! sweet love, adieu, O thus to part
Kills my bleeding heart,
Yet fate alas! will have it so.
Cruel their doom so to decree,
At once to part two lovers true;
But since we needs must part,
Once again, adieu! sweetheart.