Dirge for the faithful lover (Julius Benedict)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-01)  CPDL #53424:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-03-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Dirge for the faithful lover
Composer: Julius Benedict
Lyricists: Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1869 in Novello Part-Song Book (2nd Series), Vol. 1, no. 40

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Original text and translations

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Come, you whose loves are dead,
And whiles I sing,
Weep and wring
Ev'ry hand, ev'ry head
Bind with cypress and sad yew,
Ribbons black and candles blue,
For him that was of men most true.

Come with heavy moaning,
And on his grave
Let him have
Sacrifice of sighs and groaning.
Let him have fair flow'rs enow,
White and purple, green and yellow,
For him that was of men most true.