My nymph, the dear (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2011-12-20)  CPDL #25190:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #15012, with corrections.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #15012:         
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General Information

Title: My nymph, the dear
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 11

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Original text and translations

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My Nymph the dear, and her my dear,
I follow my Nymph the dear,
and her my dear, I follow,
Trussed is her hair in gold, than gold more yellow.
Say, did you see her, the divinest creature
That ever was of feature?
O love the world sweet maker,
Change her mood and more humane minded make her.