Fare well my joy (Robert Cooper)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-17)  CPDL #70049:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-07-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the 'Henry VIII Manuscript'. Original pitch and note values retained.

General Information

Title: Fare well my joy
Composer: Robert Cooper
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: Old English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1515 in the Henry VIII manuscript, no. 63

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Original text and translations

Old_English.png Old English text

Fare well my joy and my swete harte;
Fare well myne owne hart rote.
Frome yow a whyle must I depart;
There ys none other bote.

Thowgh yu depart now thus me fro
And leve me all alone.
My hart ys yors where ever that I go;
For yow do I mone.