Down in a valley as Alexis trips (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-04)  CPDL #24345:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Down in a valley as Alexis trips
Composer: John Wilbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The Second Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 21
    2nd published: 1900 in Ausgewählte Madrigale und mehrstimmige Gesänge , Book I, no. 12
Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal; the 2nd part is Hard destinies are love and beauty parted

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Original text and translations

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Down in a valley as Alexis trips,
Daphne sat sweetly sleeping.
Soon as the wanton touch’d her ruddy lips,
She nicely falls aweeping.
The wag full softly lifts her,
And to and fro he sifts her:
But when nor sighs, Ah! nor kisses mov’d her pity,
Nor sighs could move her pity,
Nor tears could move her pity,
With plaints he warbles forth this mournful ditty.