Go to bed, sweet muse (Robert Jones)

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Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2002-08-28).   Score information: 19.7 x 28.4 cm, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Eva Toller. All files are available on http://www.evatoller.se/main_mixed_titles_E-K.html (Midi files available for each part.)

General Information

Title: Go go bed, sweet muse
Composer: Robert Jones

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Ultimum Vale, no.  

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Original text and translations

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Go to bed, sweet muse, take thy rest;
Let not thy soul be so oppressed:
Though she deny thee,
She doth but try thee,
Whether thy mind will ever prove unkind,
O Love is but a bitter sweet jest.

Muse not upon her smiling looks,
Think that they are but baited hooks:
Love is a fancy,
Love is a frenzy,
Let not a toy then breed thee such annoy;
But leave to look upon such fond books.

Learn to forget such idle toys,
Fitter for youths and youthful boys:
Let not one sweet smile,
Thy true love beguile,
Let not a frown forever cast thee down;
Then sleep, and go to bed in these joys.