As fair as morn (John Wilbye)

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  • CPDL #24189:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #11127, with some changes to barring. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 23/01/17. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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General Information

Title: As fair as morn
Composer: John Wilbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1609

Description: No. 5 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals

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Original text and translations

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As fair as morn, as fresh as May,
a pretty grace in saying nay,
Smil'st thou sweetheart?
then sing and say, Ta na na no,
But O! that love enchanting eye,
Lo, here my doubtful doom I try,
Tell me my sweet, live I or die?
She smiles, fa la la la,
Ah, she frowns, Ay me, I die.