Phyllis, yet see him dying (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-01)  CPDL #20731:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2010-01-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Phyllis, yet see him dying
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 20

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Original text and translations

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Phyllis, yet see him dying,
Who by thy oft denying
Love, life, and thee is flying,
His life too wretched hateful,
Phyllis and love ungrateful.
Yet when thine eyes have slain,
Thine eyes can raise again.