Compare me to the child (John Farmer)

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  • (Posted 2011-08-05)  CPDL #24100:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #6543. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 30/01/17.
  • (Posted 2006-02-28)  CPDL #11134:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-02-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2004-01-20)  CPDL #06543:         
Editor: Ken Williams (submitted 2004-01-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Compare me to the child
Composer: John Farmer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Compare me to the child that plays with fire,
or to the fly that dieth in the flame,
or to the foolish boy, that did aspire,
to touch the glory of high heaven’s frame.
No man to these me fitly can compare,
these live to die, I die to live in care.