O what unhoped (Thomas Campion)

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  • (Posted 2008-10-05)  CPDL #18126:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2008-10-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CC BY 3.0 Germany
Edition notes: Bass part arranged to better fit for singing rather than playing on a viol.

General Information

Title: O what unhoped
Composer: Thomas Campion

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Renaissance lute in G

First published: 1613 in The Second Booke of Ayres, no. 4
Description: A simple song that can optionally be performed as a part song or as a solo song with lute accompaniment.

Original text and translations

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O what unhop't for sweet supply !
O what ioyes exceeding !
What an affecting charme feele I,
From delight proceeding !
That which I long despair'd to be,
To her I am, and shee to mee.

Shee that alone in cloudy griefe
Long to mee appeared,
Shee now alone with bright reliefe
All those clouds hath cleared.
Both are immortall and diuine :
Since I am hers, and she is mine.