As I went a walking in the month of May (John Mundy)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-24)  CPDL #25632:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In the original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano, the Tenor part for Alto and the Bassus for Tenor.

General Information

Title: As I went a walking in the month of May
Composer: John Mundy

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 11

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Original text and translations

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As I went a walking in the month of May,
Merrily talking, I thus began to say,
Where dwelleth Love, that lively boy,
How might I see his face,
That breedeth pain and bringeth joy,
That altereth every case:
Then with a sigh I did refrain,
And to the world let it remain.