I was full near my fall (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 87 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: I was full near my fall
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Description: First part of two, the second being But as the bird.
Original text and translations
I was full near my fall and hardly scaped,
Through fond desire that headlong me transported,
And with darts, and with nets I sported
That Love himself for me devised and shaped.
And if my reason but a while had stayed,
To rule my sense misled and unadvised
To my mishap I had no doubt assayed,
What a death is to live by love surprised.