In pride of May (John Ebenezer West)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78305:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 525 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: In pride of May
Composer: John Ebenezer West
Lyricist: Thomas Weelkes
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1911 Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

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In pride of May,
The fields are gay,
The birds do sweetly sing.

So nature would
That all things should
With joy begin the Spring.

Then Lady dear
Do you appear,
In beauty like the Spring.

I well dare say
The birds that day
More cheerfully will sing,