In the merry month of May (John Wilson)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: In the merry month of May
Composer: John Wilson
Lyricist: Nicholas Breton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: An arrangement of uncertain provenance retrieved from a mid/late eighteenth century anthology of glees lacking the frontispiece.


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Original text and translations

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In the merry month of May,
On a morn by break of day,
Forth I walked the wood so wild,
When as May was in her pride
There I spied all alone
Phillida and Corydon.

Much ado there was, God wot,
He did love but she could not;
He said his love was ever true,
She said none was false to you.
He said he had loved her long,
She said love should I take no wrong.