Aye me, my wonted joys (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2004-05-07)  CPDL #06978:      (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2004-05-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: corrected 2008-04-28

General Information

Title: Aye me, my wonted joys
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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Aye me, my wonted joys forsake me
and deep despair doth overtake me;
I whilom sung, but now I weep;
thus sorrows run when joy doth creep
I wish to live, and yet I die,
for love hath wrought my misery.