Come, Phyllis (Thomas Ford)

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Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2002-12-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Eva Toller. All files are available on (Midi files available for each part.)

General Information

Title: Come, Phyllis
Composer: Thomas Ford

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, no. 6

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Original text and translations

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Come, Phillis, come into these bowers,
Here shelter is from sharpest showers,
Cool gales of wind breathes in these shades,
Danger non this place envades,
Here sit and note the chirping birds,
Pleading my love in silent words.

Come Phillis, come bright heavens eye,
Cannot upon thy beauty pry,
Glad Echo in distinguished voice,
Naming thee will here rejoice,
Then come and hear her merry lays
Crowning thy name with lasting praise.

(spelling modernized)