Amaryllis I did woo (William Wallace)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-15)  CPDL #78238:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 583 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Amaryllis I did woo
Composer: William Wallace
Lyricist: George Wither
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 Patterson & Sons

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Original text and translations

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Amaryllis I did woo;
And I courted Phillis too;
Daphne for her love I chose;
Chloris, for that damask rose
In her cheek I held as dear;
Yea, a thousand lik’d, well near;
And, in love with all together,
Fearèd the enjoying either,
’Cause to be of one possess’d,
Barr’d the hope of all the rest.