Though Philomela lost her love (Thomas Morley)

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General Information

Title: Though Philomela lost her love
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SAB or SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 in Canzonets to Three Voices, no. 23

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Original text and translations

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Though Philomela lost her love,
fresh note she warbleth yes! again;
Fa la la la.
He is a fool that lovers prove:
and leaves to sing, to live in pain.
Fa la la la