O now weep, now sing (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-04)  CPDL #25277:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O now weep, now sing
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB or SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1. Fa la la.
 O now weep, now sing
 Fa la la.
 For this is love,
 In frost to fry,
 In tears to sing,
 In life to die,
 And never to have ending.
2. Fa la la.
 I die, willingly,
 Fa la la.
 And yet I live,
 In spite of love,
 In hope of gain,
 And think to prove
 Some pleasures mingled with pain.