Weep, silly soul (John Bennet)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-02)  CPDL #66009:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-10-02).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 175 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Weep, silly soul
Composer: John Bennet
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Madrigals for Four Voices, no. 2
    2nd published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.78

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Original text and translations

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Weep, silly soul disdainèd,
Thy hapless fate lamenting,
That love, whose passion painèd
Wrought never thy contenting.
And since thou art disdainèd
By them thou most affected,
Let them be now rejected.