Lais now old (Orlando Gibbons)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-29). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Reformatting of #30299, with minor changes to slurring. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2013-10-10). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 121 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed in modern clefs, but in the original key. For SATTB transpose ad lib. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Lais now old
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Original text and translations
Lais now old, that erst attempting lass!
To Goddess Venus consecrates her glass,
For she herself hath now no use of one,
No dimpled cheeks hath she to gaze upon,
She cannot see her springtime damask grace,
Nor dare she look upon look upon her winter face.