Mercuries song, the messenger of the gods (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2014-05-13)  CPDL #31991:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2014-05-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Mercuries Song, the messengers of the Gods
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularConsort song

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1611 in Melismata
Description: from Melismata, Musicall phantasies 1611. Solo voice with ensemble accompaniment.

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Original text and translations

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Haste, haste, post, haste,
make haste and away;
the tide tarieth no man,
it makes no delay.

Trudge for thy life;
for virtue must flie:
These iourneys are rife with thee,
with the poor Mercurie.