I have ere this time heard (Thomas Whythorne)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-17)  CPDL #25390:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 22 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #9296, with da capo written out in full.
  • (Posted 2005-08-30)  CPDL #09296:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 18 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I have ere this time heard
Composer: Thomas Whythorne

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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I have ere this time heard many one say:
Take time while time is, for time will away.
Whoso that great affairs have to be done,
Which at their own will they may despatch soon,
Let no deferings of time be used,
Lest they be far off when they would be sped.