Singing alone (Thomas Morley)

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  • CPDL #25229:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-27).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #15027, transposed up a minor third. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #15027:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: On external site, listed alphabetically under "Ballets".

General Information

Title: Singing alone
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in First Book of Ballets, no. 5


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Original text and translations

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1. Singing alone sat my sweet Amarillis.
   Fa la la.
   The Satyrs danced all with joy surprised,
   Was never yet such dainty sport devised.
   Fa la la.

2. Come love again, sang she, to thy beloved.
   Fa la la.
   Alas, what fearst thou? Will I not persever?
   Yes, thou art mine, and I am thine forever.
   Fa la la.