Dirge for the faithful lover (Julius Benedict)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75588:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 411 kB   Copyright: Personal
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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: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, some divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Instruments: A cappella

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
Every hand; and every 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 flowers enow,
White and purple, green and yellow,
For him that was of men most true!

The Knight of the burning Pestle
Act IV, Scene IV