What ails my darling (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2012-05-11)  CPDL #26153:         
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General Information

Title: What ails my darling
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Canzonets to Three Voices, no. 18

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Original text and translations

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What ails my pretty darling?
What ails mine own sweet darling,
Thus sitting all alone so weary?
Say, why is my dear now not merry?
O cease thus to grieve thee,
And take this kiss here to relieve thee.
Up now, arise thee;
O how can my love lie asleeping,
And see yon lusty, lusty leaping?