Queen Anne Boleyn's Lament (Robert Johnson)
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2003-11-04). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 104 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Queen Anne Boleyn's Lament
Composer: Robert Johnson
Description: Apparently a contrafactum: "Verses…from an ancient MS; the music by Robert Johnson from another."
External websites: Recorded by I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble on their CD "Defiled Is My (Middle) Name". 2 minute mp3 clip on line
Original text and translations
Defiled is my name, full sore,
through cruel spite and false report
that I may say for ever more
farewell my joy, adieu comfort.
Full wrongfully ye judge of me
unto my fame a mortal wound
say what ye list it will not be,
ye seek for that cannot be found.