Yet if that age (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-30)  CPDL #47127:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of the third part of #30292, with adjustments to underlay, and to slurring. See Nay let me weep.

General Information

Title: Yet if that age
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 19

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Yet if that age had frosted o'er his head,
Or if his face had furrow'd been with years,
I would not so bemoan that he is dead,
I might have been more niggard of my tears;
But O the sun new-rose is gone to bed,
And lilies in their springtime hang their head.