Love shooting at another (Giles Farnaby)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-04-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #14896, transposed down a minor 3rd and with Soprano and Alto parts interchanged. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 02/02/19.
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General Information

Title: Love shooting at another
Composer: Giles Farnaby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 14

Description: Part 2 of 2 part madrigal, part 1 is Love shooting among many.

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Original text and translations

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Love, shooting at another,
he miss'd that mark and chanced to hit his mother;
but as the Lady fainted,
god Mars did start and therewith was attainted;
When Vulcan saw the shot did fret him,
he curs'd the boy and swore that he would beat him.