Adieu, adieu you kind and cruel (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-18)  CPDL #23924:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-18).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A reformatting of #14987, with the repeats written out in full. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. This version is SSTTB. Revised files uploaded 13/02/18.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #14987:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Adieu, adieu you kind and cruel
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
or SSTTB Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 3

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Original text and translations

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Adieu you kind and cruel
And you, mine own sweet Jewel
Adieu, and you adieu,
Thus said these lovers and as they hands were shaking,
The Groom his heart fell quaking
And then fell down adying
And she sat by him crying.