Camilla fair tripped o'er the plain (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-28)  CPDL #53086:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-01-28).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #33985, with repeats written out in full for clarity.
  • (Posted 2014-12-31)  CPDL #33985:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2014-12-31).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Camilla fair tripped o'er the plain
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1618 in The Second Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 15

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Original text and translations

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Camilla fair tripped o'er the plain,
I followed quickly after.
Have overtaken her I would fain,
and kissed her when I caught her,
But hope being past her to obtain,
Camilla loud I call,
She answered me with great disdain:
I will not kiss at all.