Follow thy fair sun (Ty Kroll)

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Editor: Ty Kroll (added 2004-07-14).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 160 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Follow Thy Fair Sun
Composer: Ty Kroll
Lyricist: Thomas Campion

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSAATBB

Genre: Secular, Partsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella


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Original text and translations

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Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow,
   Though thou be black as night,
   And she made all of light;
Yet follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!

Follow her, whose light thy light depriveth!
   Though here thou livest disgraced,
   And she in heaven is placed;
Yet follow her whose light the world reviveth!

Follow those pure beams, whose beauty burneth!
   That so have scorchèd thee;
   As thou still black must be,
Till her kind beams thy black to brightness turneth!

Follow her, while yet her glory shineth!
   There comes a luckless night
   That will dim all her light;
And this the black unhappy shade divineth.

Follow still, since so thy Fates ordained!
   The sun must have his shade,
   Till both at once do fade;
The sun still proved, the shadow still disdained!