She only doth not feel it (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-03)   CPDL #43404:         
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General Information

Title: She only doth not feel it
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina, Edition 1, no. 49

Description: Part 2 of So far from my delight.

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Original text and translations

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She only doth not feel it, O fields, O mountains,
O woods, O valleys, O floods and fountains,
Oh stay no more to hear a wretch appealing,
Oh that some one this life and soul would sever,
And these mine eyes oppressed would close forever,
For best were me to die my love concealing.