What a sad fate, Z 428 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: William Long (submitted 2008-03-12). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 112 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Transposed to a minor from the original key of c minor.
Title: What a sad fate
Composer: Henry Purcell
Original text and translations
What a sad Fate is mine?
My Love is my crime;
Why shou'd she be more easy, and free
to all, than to me,
But if by disdain,
she can lessen my pain,
'tis all I implore;
to make me Love less, or her self to Love more.