Sometime she would (Giles Farnaby)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-28)  CPDL #24014:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sometime she would
Composer: Giles Farnaby

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 16

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Original text and translations

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Sometime she would, and sometime not,
The more request, the more disdain'd.
Each woman hath her gift, God wot,
and ever had since Venus reigned.
Though Vulcan did to Venus yield,
I would have men to win the field.