Who prostrate lies (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-17)  CPDL #23915:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-17).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Transposed down a tone from the original key. Files revised 10/03/12 to reflect the 1840 facsimile. Revised files uploaded 30/01/19.
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General Information

Title: Who prostrate lies
Composer: Thomas Bateson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 20

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Original text and translations

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Who prostrate lies at women's feet,
And calls them darlings dear and sweet,
Protesting love and craving grace,
And praising oft a foolish face;
Are oftentimes deceiv'd at last,
Then catch at nought and hold it fast.