O my sweet Mary (John Goss)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-06)  CPDL #57870:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-04-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: O my sweet Mary
Composer: John Goss

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1882 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 15, no. 429

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Original text and translations

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O my sweet Mary,
Who of thy love so chary,
To thy fond swain?
Who of thy slight bemoans him,
Hie thee back again,
And with thy smile cure his pain.
On his bosom find thy resting place.
Ah me! without thee, I die,
Ah me, pity my misery.
Be not cruel to the youth who bears thy chain.