Take time while time doth last (John Farmer)

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General Information

Title: Take time while time doth last
Composer: John Farmer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Take time, while time doth last,
Mark how fair fadeth fast,
beware if envy reign:
take heed of proud disdain;
hold fast, now in thy youth,
regard thy vowed truth;
lest when thou waxeth old,
friends fail and love grow cold.