Why do you seek by flight? (Michael East)

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General Information

Title: Why do you seek by flight?
Composer: Michael East

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: Part 2 of 2 part madrigal, part 1 is 'Why runs away my love?'

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Original text and translations

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Why do you seek by flight me to eschew,
whom to yourself, you with your beauty drew?
If I did seek your love by subtle feigning,
then might you run away from me disdaining.