Faire, sweet, cruell (Thomas Ford)

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Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2002-12-01).   Score information: 19.6 x 28.4 cm, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Eva Toller. All files are available on http://www.evatoller.se/main_men_titles_E-K.html (Midi files available for each part.)

General Information

Title: Faire, sweet, cruell
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. 7

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Original text and translations

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Faire, sweet, cruell, why doest thou flie mee,
Goe not, oh goe not from thy deerest,
Though thou doest hasten I am nie thee,
When thou see'mst farre then am I neerest,
O tarrie then and take me with you.

Fie, fie, sweetest here is no danger,
Flie not, oh flie not loue pursues thee,
I am no foe, nor forraine stranger,
Thy scornes with fresher hope renewes me,
Tarrie then, &c.