Blind Love was shooting (Giles Farnaby)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-28)  CPDL #24018:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A reformatting of #10075, with the repeat written out in full. Revised files uploaded 24/01/17. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2006-02-28)  CPDL #11135:         
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Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-11).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright 2004 by V.M.Brennan

General Information

Title: Blind Love was shooting
Composer: Giles Farnaby

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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Blind Love was shooting,
and loosing off his arrow
he kill'd his mother's sparrow,
and tracing forth his footing,
his mother, Venus spied it,
before the boy could hide it.